Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) anaerobic degradation in marine sediments: microcosm study and role of autochthonous microbial communities.

@article{Matturro2016PolychlorinatedB,
  title={Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) anaerobic degradation in marine sediments: microcosm study and role of autochthonous microbial communities.},
  author={Bruna Matturro and Carla Ubaldi and Paola Grenni and Anna Barra Caracciolo and S Rossetti},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 13},
  pages={12613-23}
}
Polychlorobiphenyl (PCB) biodegradation was followed for 1 year in microcosms containing marine sediments collected from Mar Piccolo (Taranto, Italy) chronically contaminated by this class of hazardous compounds. The microcosms were performed under strictly anaerobic conditions with or without the addition of Dehalococcoides mccartyi, the main microorganism known to degrade PCBs through the anaerobic reductive dechlorination process. Thirty PCB congeners were monitored during the experiments… CONTINUE READING

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