Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Metabolism

  title={Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Metabolism},
  author={Walter F. Reineke and Christian Mandt and Stefan R. Kaschabek and Dietmar H. Pieper},
The widespread global distribution of chlorinated hydrocarbons, their high lipophilicity and their recalcitrance have contributed to their importance as environmental toxicants. Their metabolism under oxic and anoxic conditions mediated by prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells is discussed. Various aerobic bacteria are able to use chlorinated hydrocarbons as the sole source of carbon and energy and some anaerobic bacteria can use some of these as an artificial electron acceptor in reductive… CONTINUE READING