Microbial Degradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

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T. Cajthamla, V. Pacakovab, and V. Saseka

a Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Prague, b Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague


The review summarizes the current knowledge of different metabolic pathways of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degraded by bacteria and fungi; several pathways for their bacterial degradation are elucidated. Attention is also paid to a special group of ligninolytic fungi which are very promising organisms for remediation of contaminated soils.


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