Anaerobic Degradation of Benzene and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.

@article{Meckenstock2016AnaerobicDO,
  title={Anaerobic Degradation of Benzene and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.},
  author={Rainer U Meckenstock and Matthias Boll and Housna Mouttaki and Janina Stephanie K{\"o}lschbach and Paola Cunha Tarouco and Philip Weyrauch and Xiyang Dong and Anne M Himmelberg},
  journal={Journal of molecular microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 1-3},
  pages={
          92-118
        }
}
Aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are very slowly degraded without molecular oxygen. Here, we review the recent advances in the elucidation of the first known degradation pathways of these environmental hazards. Anaerobic degradation of benzene and PAHs has been successfully documented in the environment by metabolite analysis, compound-specific isotope analysis and microcosm studies. Subsequently, also enrichments and pure cultures were obtained… CONTINUE READING
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