Microbial transformation of xenobiotics

Microbial transformation of xenobiotics

GREŃ I.

Please cite as: CHEMIK 2012, 66, 8, 835-842

As the result of human activity large amount of chemically different xenobiotics enter the environment every day. Physical and chemical properties of these compounds contribute to their accumulation in the environment, and their toxicity is dangerous for all living organisms. That?s why microorganisms have been engaged for fight with xenobiotics through performing their biodegradation, mineralization or transformation. In this way microorganisms contribute to decrease the amount of xenobiotics in environment.
Keywords: xenobiotics, biodegradation, bioavailability, transformation,
cometabolism

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