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Geochemical, Genetic and Physiological Control of Pollutant Biodegradation
Annual technical rept. no. 2, 30 Mar 1993-29 Mar 1994
CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY
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The proposed research was designed to utilize a combination of laboratory and field studies to identify physical, chemical, genetic, and physiological influences that govern the accumulation and biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs. These and related compounds are among the chemicals whose environmental fate has been targeted by the U.S. Air Force Bioenvironmental Research Program. We have conducted a prior, independent study that has shown that, despite the presence of PAH mineralizing microorganisms, PAHs persist at a site where freshwater sediments are fed by PAH-contaminated groundwater.
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