Anaerobic benzene oxidation coupled to nitrate reduction in pure culture by two strains of Dechloromonas

@article{Coates2001AnaerobicBO,
  title={Anaerobic benzene oxidation coupled to nitrate reduction in pure culture by two strains of Dechloromonas},
  author={John D Coates and Romy Chakraborty and Joseph G. Lack and Susan M. O'Connor and Kimberly A. Cole and Kelly S. Bender and Laurie A. Achenbach},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={411},
  pages={1039-1043}
}
Benzene contamination is a significant problem. It is used in a wide range of manufacturing processes and is a primary component of petroleum-based fuels. Benzene is a hydrocarbon that is soluble, mobile, toxic and stable, especially in ground and surface waters. It is poorly biodegraded in the absence of oxygen. However, anaerobic benzene biodegradation has been documented under various conditions. Although benzene biomineralization has been demonstrated with nitrate, Fe(III), sulphate or CO2… CONTINUE READING
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