Plasmid incidence and linear alkylbenzene sulfonate biodegradation in wastewater and pristine pond ecosystems

Abstract

Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) is a widely used anionic surfactant. Although approximately 1 million metric tons of LAS are produced annually, relatively little is known about the bacteria or the genetic factors that control LAS degradation in the environment. The objectives of this research were to: i) compare bacterial populations in wastewater and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01576366

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