Bioavailable organic matter on the earth is largely recycled by microorganisms. This is accomplished by the action of catabolic enzymes. This diversity of enzymes, biosynthesized for the metabolism of almost innumerable natural product organic molecules, has arisen over millions of years. The evolutionary forces of mutation, gene transfer, and selection produce and maintain catabolic enzymes in microbial populations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Fundamentals and Applications of Bioremediation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume I|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|