Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Biochemistry of Anaerobic Degradation of Hydrocarbons

  3. Functional Genomics of Anaerobic Degradation of Hydrocarbons

  4. Ecophysiology and Diversity of Anaerobic Hydrocarbon Degradation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 405-411

About this book


The book uniquely covers all aspects of anaerobic biodegradation of the environmentally important hydrocarbons. The contributions by international experts cover the molecular characterization of unique biocatalysts for oxygen-independent C-H-bond functionalization, the identification of unifying concepts, and the presentation of state-of-the-art methodologies. The current knowledge of the global importance of anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation is highlighted.


Anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation alkylsuccinate synthase Water-dependent hydroxylation anaerobic methande oxidation anoxic C-H-bond activation

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Boll
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiology, Faculty of BiologyAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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