Untapped potential: exploiting fungi in bioremediation of hazardous chemicals

@article{Harms2011UntappedPE,
  title={Untapped potential: exploiting fungi in bioremediation of hazardous chemicals},
  author={Hauke Harms and Dietmar Schlosser and Lukas Y. Wick},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={9},
  pages={177-192}
}
Fungi possess the biochemical and ecological capacity to degrade environmental organic chemicals and to decrease the risk associated with metals, metalloids and radionuclides, either by chemical modification or by influencing chemical bioavailability. Furthermore, the ability of these fungi to form extended mycelial networks, the low specificity of their catabolic enzymes and their independence from using pollutants as a growth substrate make these fungi well suited for bioremediation processes… Expand
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