Biodegradation and biotransformation of explosives.

  title={Biodegradation and biotransformation of explosives.},
  author={Elizabeth L Rylott and Astrid Lorenz and Neil C Bruce},
  journal={Current opinion in biotechnology},
  volume={22 3},
Explosives now contaminate millions of hectares of land in the US alone, with global levels of contamination difficult to fully assess. Understanding the biology behind the metabolism of these toxic compounds by microorganisms and plants is imperative for managing these pollutants in the environment. Towards this aim, recent studies have identified, and are now characterizing, plant genes involved in 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene detoxification and the biochemical pathways of nitramine degradation in… CONTINUE READING

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