Fine-scale degrader community profiling over an aerobic/anaerobic redox gradient in a toluene-contaminated aquifer.

@article{Larentis2013FinescaleDC,
  title={Fine-scale degrader community profiling over an aerobic/anaerobic redox gradient in a toluene-contaminated aquifer.},
  author={Michael Larentis and Katrin Hoermann and Tillmann Lueders},
  journal={Environmental microbiology reports},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={225-34}
}
Hydrocarbon contaminants in groundwater can be degraded by microbes under different redox settings, forming hot spots of degradation especially at the fringes of contaminant plumes. At a tar-oil-contaminated aquifer in Germany, it was previously shown that the distribution of anaerobic toluene degraders as traced via catabolic and ribosomal marker genes is highly correlated to zones of increased anaerobic degradation at the lower fringe of the plume. Here, we trace the respective distribution… CONTINUE READING