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Natural and genetically enhanced biodegradation of alkylphenol polyethoxylates (APnEO's) in aquatic environments

Dutch title: Natuurlijke en molekulair-genetisch verbeterde biodegradatie van alkylphenol polyethoxylaten (APnEO's) in aquatische milieus
Period: October 1995

Thesaurus terms: Microbial degradation; Plasmids

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Biotechnologie; Centrum voor Microbiële Ecologie en Technologie (CMET), more, partner

In activated sludge systems with a high selective pressure bacteria capable of degrading APnEO's will be selected and isolated. The strains involved will be screened whether the degradative genes are located on plasmids. The effect of a direct introduction of these genes in activated sludge systems will b e studied. The mechanisms and kinetics of APnEO removal will be followed up with 14-C labelled pollutants.

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