Microbial perchlorate reduction: rocket-fuelled metabolism

  title={Microbial perchlorate reduction: rocket-fuelled metabolism},
  author={J. Coates and L. Achenbach},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • J. Coates, L. Achenbach
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • It is less than 7 years since perchlorate, a predominantly man-made toxic anion, was first identified as a significant water contaminant throughout the United States. Owing to its solubility and non-reactivity, bioremediation was targeted as the most promising solution for the problem of perchlorate contamination. Since 1996, concerted efforts have resulted in significant advances in our understanding of the microbiology, biochemistry and genetics of the microorganisms that are capable of… CONTINUE READING
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