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Bacterial transformation of polychlorinated biphenyls



Bacterial transformation of polychlorinated biphenyls



Biotechnology and biodegradation: 369-388



The role of aerobic bacteria as versatile and effective agents for biodegrading polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is reviewed. Four natural isolates were shown to degrade many tetra- and pentachlorobiphenyls and some hexachlorobiphenyls. The enzymes responsible for PCB metabolism in these organisms fall into 2 genetically distinct classes that differ markedly in congener reactivity preferences.

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