Organohalide-Respiring Bacteria

  • Lorenz Adrian
  • Frank E. Löffler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lorenz Adrian, Frank E. Löffler
      Pages 3-6
  3. Diversity of Organohalide-Respiring Bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Stephen H. Zinder
      Pages 107-136
    3. William M. Moe, Fred A. Rainey, Jun Yan
      Pages 137-151
    4. Julien Maillard, Christof Holliger
      Pages 153-171
    5. Taiki Futagami, Kensuke Furukawa
      Pages 173-207
    6. Tobias Goris, Gabriele Diekert
      Pages 209-234
    7. Robert A. Sanford, Janamejaya Chowdhary, Frank E. Löffler
      Pages 235-258
    8. Koshlan Mayer-Blackwell, Holly Sewell, Maeva Fincker, Alfred M. Spormann
      Pages 259-280
  4. Ecology of Organohalide-Respiring Bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Kai Wei, Ariel Grostern, Winnie W. M. Chan, Ruth E. Richardson, Elizabeth A. Edwards
      Pages 283-308
  5. Genomics and Regulation of Organohalide-Respiring Bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343

About this book

Introduction

This book summarizes the current state of knowledge concerning bacteria that use halogenated organic compounds as respiratory electron acceptors. The discovery of organohalide-respiring bacteria has expanded the range of electron acceptors used for energy conservation, and serves as a prime example of how scientific discoveries are enabling innovative engineering solutions that have transformed remediation practice. Individual chapters provide in-depth background information on the discovery, isolation, phylogeny, biochemistry, genomic features, and ecology of individual organohalide-respiring genera, including Dehalococcoides,DehalogenimonasDehalobacter, Desulfitobacterium andSulfurospirillum, as well as organohalide-respiring members of the Deltaproteobacteria. The book introduces readers to the fascinating biology of organohalide-respiring bacteria, offering a valuable resource for students, engineers and practitioners alike.



Keywords

Bioremediation Organohalide Respiration Dehalogenases Dechlorination Energy conservation under anoxic conditions Electron acceptors in respiratory chain Reductive dehalogenation Dichloromethane Fermentation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenz Adrian
    • 1
  • Frank E. Löffler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department Isotope BiogeochemistryHelmholtz Centre for Environ. Research Department Isotope BiogeochemistryLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Tennessee, Center for Environmental BiotechnologyKnoxvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49875-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-49873-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-49875-0
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