Distribution and phylogeny of hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading bacteria in soils from Spain.

@article{Mohn2006DistributionAP,
  title={Distribution and phylogeny of hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading bacteria in soils from Spain.},
  author={William W. Mohn and Birgit Mertens and Josh D. Neufeld and Willy Verstraete and V{\'i}ctor de Lorenzo},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={60-8}
}
Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)-degrading bacteria are believed to mediate natural attenuation of HCH contamination and have potential for active bioremediation processes. This study addressed the very limited understanding of the distribution, diversity and substrate specificity of such bacteria from 13 soil samples, varying in levels of HCH contamination, from four sites in Spain. Hexachlorocyclohexane removal occurred in 16 of 36 enrichment cultures. Hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading populations… CONTINUE READING