Chemotaxis-mediated biodegradation of cyclic nitramine explosives RDX, HMX, and CL-20 by Clostridium sp. EDB2.

@article{Bhushan2004ChemotaxismediatedBO,
  title={Chemotaxis-mediated biodegradation of cyclic nitramine explosives RDX, HMX, and CL-20 by Clostridium sp. EDB2.},
  author={Bharat Bhushan and Annamaria Halasz and Sonia Thiboutot and Guy Ampleman and Jalal Hawari},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2004},
  volume={316 3},
  pages={816-21}
}
Cyclic nitramine explosives, RDX, HMX, and CL-20 are hydrophobic pollutants with very little aqueous solubility. In sediment and soil environments, they are often attached to solid surfaces and/or trapped in pores and distribute heterogeneously in aqueous environments. For efficient bioremediation of these explosives, the microorganism(s) must access them by chemotaxis ability. In the present study, we isolated an obligate anaerobic bacterium Clostridium sp. strain EDB2 from a marine sediment… CONTINUE READING

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