Microbial reductive dechlorination of PCBs

@article{Tiedje2004MicrobialRD,
  title={Microbial reductive dechlorination of PCBs},
  author={James M. Tiedje and John F. Quensen and Joanne C Chee-Sanford and Joshua P. Schimel and Stephen A. Boyd},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={231-240}
}
Reductive dechlorination is an advantageous process to microorganisms under anaerobic conditions because it is an electron sink, thereby allowing reoxidation of metabolic intermediates. In some organisms this has been demonstrated to support growth. Many chlorinated compounds have now been shown to be reductively dechlorinated under anaerobic conditions, including many of the congeners in commercial PCB mixtures. Anaerobic microbial communities in sediments dechlorinate Aroclor at rates of 3 µg… 

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