Bacterial Degradation of Aromatic Compounds

@article{Seo2009BacterialDO,
  title={Bacterial Degradation of Aromatic Compounds},
  author={Jong-Su Seo and Young-Soo Keum and Qing X Li},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={6},
  pages={278 - 309}
}
Aromatic compounds are among the most prevalent and persistent pollutants in the environment. Petroleum-contaminated soil and sediment commonly contain a mixture of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic aromatics. Aromatics derived from industrial activities often have functional groups such as alkyls, halogens and nitro groups. Biodegradation is a major mechanism of removal of organic pollutants from a contaminated site. This review focuses on bacterial degradation pathways… CONTINUE READING
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