Analytical Support for PCB Dechlorination in Marine Sediments
Rept. for 31 Mar 2000-30 Mar 2001
MEDICAL UNIV OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
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The awarded grant a DURIP grant was for the purchase of new CC equipment and software. During the year of the grant the PI and colleagues 2 students and a postdoc fully established the PCB dechlorinating range of several PCB dechlorinating enrichment cultures. The GCs have been invaluable in determining the catalytic capability of the PCB dechlorinating cultures. In addition, the most important recent results of the research have been the identification for the first time of two PCB-dechlorinating microorganisms. This is a significant step toward monitoring and stimulating the activity of such organisms in order to detoxify a PCB contaminated marine environment.
- Biological Oceanography