Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Biodegradation

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_59

The breakdown of a substance or material by the action of living organisms. The use of such organisms (especially bacteria and other microbial species) for that purpose. See  Bioremediation.

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