Environmental Science and Engineering

Microbial Degradation of Xenobiotics

Editors: Singh, Shree Nath (Ed.)

  • Provides the state-of-the-art information on bioremediation of a wide range of xenobiotic compounds
  • Serves as a ready reckoner for scientists and environmentalists to solve the problems of persistent organic compounds (POPs) in the ecosystem
  • Presents the microbial degradation as an eco-friendly method of removing pollutants from the environment
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About this book

Our interest in the microbial biodegradation of xenobiotics has increased many folds in recent years to find out sustainable ways for environmental cleanup. Bioremediation and biotransformation processes harness the naturally occurring ability of microbes to degrade, transform or accumulate a wide range of organic pollutants. Major methodological breakthroughs in recent years through detailed genomic, metagenomic, proteomic, bioinformatic and other high-throughput analyses of environmentally relevant microorganisms have provided us unprecedented insights into key biodegradative pathways and the ability of organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. The degradation of a wide spectrum of organic pollutants and wastes discharged into the environment by anthropogenic activities is an emerging need today to promote sustainable development of our society with low environmental impact. Microbial processes play a major role in the removal of recalcitrant compounds taking advantage of the astonishing catabolic versatility of microorganisms to degrade or transform such compounds. New breakthroughs in sequencing, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and imaging are generating vital information which opens a new era providing new insights of metabolic and regulatory networks, as well as clues to the evolution of degradation pathways and to the molecular adaptation strategies to changing environmental conditions. Functional genomic and metagenomic approaches are increasing our understanding of the relative importance of different pathways and regulatory networks to carbon flux in particular environments and for particular compounds. New approaches will certainly accelerate the development of bioremediation technologies and biotransformation processes in coming years for natural attenuation of contaminated environments

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“The book has the merit to compile the latest knowledge on microbial degradation covering a large range of pollutants that are not usually presented together. It is thus one of the rare books that provide a large image of the microbial metabolism potential for xenobiotic degradation. … the book is of great interest, useful, and would be core reading for researchers and students exploring the microbial degradation capacities.” (Robert Duran, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 39, 2012)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Microbial Degradation of Polychlorophenols

    Luying Xun

    Pages 1-30

  • Degradation of Chloro-organic Pollutants by White Rot Fungi

    Ernest Marco-Urrea, C. A. Reddy

    Pages 31-66

  • Microbial Styrene Degradation: From Basics to Biotechnology

    Dirk Tischler, Stefan R. Kaschabek

    Pages 67-99

  • Bacterial Decolorization and Degradation of Azo Dyes

    Poonam Singh, Leela Iyengar, Anjali Pandey

    Pages 101-133

  • Biodegradation of the Explosives TNT, RDX and HMX

    Anat Bernstein, Zeev Ronen

    Pages 135-176

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eBook $189.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26983-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial Degradation of Xenobiotics
Editors
  • Shree Nath Singh
Series Title
Environmental Science and Engineering
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23789-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23789-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23788-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26983-7
Series ISSN
1863-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 486
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