Designing metabolic pathways for the biodegradation of halogenated compounds

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFundamentals and Applications of Bioremediation
Subtitle of host publicationVolume I
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781351446785
ISBN (Print)9781566763080
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


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