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Structure-Biodegradability Relationships for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans

  • Jirí Damborsky
  • Mary Lynam
  • Michal Kuty
Part of the Environmental Intelligence Unit book series (EIU)

Abstract

Biotransformation and biodegradation of chemical compounds are the major processes which determine the fate of organic compounds in aquatic and terrestrial environments. The susceptibility of a chemical compound to undergo decomposition by the action of indigenous microorganisms is a very important property which must be considered to estimate the safety of the compound for biota and the environment. In addition, an understanding of biodegradation mechanisms and identification of those factors which limit the biodegradation rates is desirable for the development of bioremediation technologies suitable for cleanup of contaminated soil and water.

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Molecular Descriptor Score Plot Reductive Dechlorination Environ Toxicol Halo Alkane Dehalogenase 
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  • Jirí Damborsky
  • Mary Lynam
  • Michal Kuty

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