Phenanthrene biodegradation in freshwater environments.

  title={Phenanthrene biodegradation in freshwater environments.},
  author={T W Sherrill and Gary S. Sayler},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={39 1},
Phenanthrene, a low-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, was incubated with water samples from various reservoir systems in Tennessee to evaluate the potential for significant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation by the indigenous microbial populations. Biodegradation was assessed by comparison of total polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon… CONTINUE READING