By Ajay Singh, Owen P. Ward

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‘This moment quantity within the sequence ‘Soil biology’ provides a range of contributions with regards to microbiological and biochemical procedures … . the quantity consists of greater than three hundred pages and many of the contributions are enriches through figures, tables and schemes, as there's additionally an abundant reference record … . This ebook deals a considerable contribution to fixing difficulties of chemical illness of the soil, delivering a lot basic wisdom of substantial use for college students, technicians and teachers." (P.L. Pisani, Advances in Horticultural technology, factor three, 2005)

"This ebook contains chapters ready through execs with services in environmental microbiology, biotechnology, bioremediation, and environmental engineering. Biodegradation is addressed comprehensively with emphasis on biodegradation chemistry and microbiology. … effortless to learn and should be important to execs, academics, and scholars. Summing Up: hugely prompt. All levels." (L.E. Erickson, selection, Vol. forty two (5), January, 2005)

"The new sequence ‘soil biology’ of Springer Verlag Berlin begins with volumes edited by way of an analogous authors … . The readership addresses within the preface are lower than- and postgraduate scholars within the box of biotechnology, environmental technological know-how, and environmental engineering in addition to operating pros. … booklet includes forty figures (mostly chemical formulae) and 12 tables. … The e-book could be prompt to these operating within the clean-up of environmental contaminations and to these drawn to the microbial biochemistry of decay of recalcitrant compounds." (H.-Ch. Fründ, magazine of Plant food and Soil technological know-how, Vol. 169 (2), 2006)

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Biodegradation 7:1-40 Nishino SF, Spain JC, He Z (2000) Strategies for aerobic degradation of nitroaromatic compounds by bacteria: process discovery to field application. In: Spain JC, Highes JB, Knackmuss H-J (eds) Biodegradation of nitroaromatic compound and explosives, Lewis, Boca Raton, pp 9-61 Parales RE, Bruce NC, Schmid A, Wackett LP (2002) Biodegradation, biotransformation and biocatalysis. Appl Environ Microbiol 68:4699-4709 Paszczynski A, Crawford RL (1995) Potential for bioremediation of xenobiotic compounds by the white-rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium.

In some cases, limited biotransformations take place before an organic pollutant becomes part of important cellular structures (Rodgers et al. 2000) or storage bodies (Ishige et al. 2002). For example, nocardioform bacteria such as the rhodococci possess complex cell envelopes containing mycolic acids, which are large 2-alkyl 3-hydroxy branched fatty acids (Sutcliffe 1998). These mycolic acids play an important role in protection from extracellular insults and dictate how these organisms partition with respect to hydrophobichydrophilic interfaces, such as those found at the junction of oil and water (Van Hamme and Ward 2001).

For example, nocardioform bacteria such as the rhodococci possess complex cell envelopes containing mycolic acids, which are large 2-alkyl 3-hydroxy branched fatty acids (Sutcliffe 1998). These mycolic acids play an important role in protection from extracellular insults and dictate how these organisms partition with respect to hydrophobichydrophilic interfaces, such as those found at the junction of oil and water (Van Hamme and Ward 2001). Recent studies have shown that alkanes may be completely incorporated into membrane phospholipids in rhodococci (Rodgers et al.

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