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Environmental Science Research

Biodegradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds

Editors: Spain, Jim C. (Ed.)

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During the past five years increased awareness of environmental contamination by nitroaromatic compounds has led to a dramatic increase in research on their biodegradation. The resulting discoveries have markedly extended our understanding of degradation mecha­ nisms and pathways in bacteria and fungi. Futhermore, this new basic knowledge promises the development of field applications of biodegradation systems for nitroaromatic com­ pounds. In May of 1994, an International Symposium on the Biodegradation of Nitro aromatic Compounds was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. This symposium brought together the scientists at the frontiers of research into the biodegradation of nitro aromatic compounds. The invited speakers were asked to review their area of expertise and write a critical, comprehensive synthesis of their work and related work by others. This book is the result of their efforts. The emphasis of the reviews is on basic research in biodegradation and biotransfor­ mation. Therefore, the reactions of nitroaromatic compounds in plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, soil, and even nonbiological systems are considered. The goal of the work is to provide the reader with an appreciation of the tremendous range of possibilities for metabolism of aromatic nitro compounds and the experimental approaches used to understand them. This volume should be of interest to biochemists, microbiologists, engineers, toxicologists, and anyone interested in the behavior of synthetic chemicals in the environment or in living systems. Furthermore, a variety of commercial applications can be envisioned for some of the reactions described here.

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`The depth of each chapter attests to the qualifications of its authors....Plenty of references, and the presentation format is excellent. Overall, this is an excellent book for anybody interested in the subject. However, the most important feature is the timeliness of this book.'
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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Basic Knowledge and Perspectives on Biodegradation of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene and Related Nitroaromatic Compounds in Contaminated Soil

    Rieger, Paul-Gerhard (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Bacterial Degradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds under Aerobic Conditions

    Spain, Jim C.

    Pages 19-35

  • Microbial Production of Catechols From Nitroaromatic Compounds

    Meulenberg, Rogier (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Potential of Toluene-Degrading Systems for the Construction of Hybrid Pathways for Nitrotoluene Metabolism

    Ramos, Juan L. (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

  • Anaerobic Transformation of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene and Other Nitroaromatic Compounds

    Preuß, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodegradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds
Editors
  • Jim C. Spain
Series Title
Environmental Science Research
Series Volume
49
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-9447-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-9447-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45014-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-9449-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 232
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