volume 38, issue 10, P2529-2536 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.03.006
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Jiasong Fang, Nanh Lovanh, Pedro J.J. Alvarez

Abstract: Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis combined with (13)C-labeled tracers has been used recently as an environmental forensics tool to demonstrate microbial degradation of pollutants. This study investigated the effectiveness and limitations of this approach, applied to the biodegradation of toluene by five reference strains that express different aerobic toluene degradation pathways: Pseudomonas putida mt-2, P. putida F1, Burkholderia cepacia G4, B. pickettii PKO1, and P. mendocina KR1. The five strains wer…

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