Degradation of xenobiotics: an investigation of microbiological events occurring within polluted sites with emphasis on those undergoing bioremediation

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/6/1994         Duration: 24 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EV5V-CT940539
Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Microbiology
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Project objectives:
The determination of the relative competitiveness and genetic stability of representative soil-derived xenobiotic degrading bacteria of different genera 
using different catabolic pathways for the same or related aromatic xenobiotics.
Project Summary:
The project was divided into two experimental sectors:     
Competition experiments between a selected number of representative strains of different biochemical and taxonomic groups of bacteria under different 
environmental conditions in both chemostat cultures and soil microcosms. Characterisation of xenobiotic-degrading strains by genetic and biochemical analysis of their catbolic pathways.
Achieved Objectives:

Product Descriptions:

Additional Information:
Lead Institution: 
University of Wales Bangor, Bangor, UK  
Partner Institutions: 
Rijksinstitut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieuhygiene, Bilthoven, Netherlands  
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Granada, Spain  
This information was taken from a source other than the project site: European Commission (1994) Environment Research Programme, Catalogue of Contracts 
1992-1994: Technologies and Engineering for the Environment. ISBN 92-826-8280-3
Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework 4 Funding Programme FP4 of European Community activities in the field of research and technological development and demonstration
Link to Organisations:

Unversity of Wales
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Antony Chapman  Who does what?  29/11/2005 10:20:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  28/09/2006 17:37:00