Mapping Microbial Capacities for Bioremediation: Genes to Genomics

  • Jung-Kul Lee
  • Vipin Chandra KaliaEmail author
Review article


Bioremediation is a process wherein the decontamination strategies are designed so that a site could achieve the environmental abiotic and biotic parameters close to its baseline. In the process, the driving force is the available microbial genetic degradative capabilities, which are supported by required nutrients so that the desired expression of these capabilities could be exploited in favour of removal of pollutants. With genomics tools not only the available abilities could be estimated but their dynamic performance could also be established. These tools are now playing important role in bioprocess optimization, which not only derive the bio-stimulation plans but also could suggest possible genetic bio-augmentation options.


Bioremediation Bio-augmentation Bio-stimulation Bioprocess Metagenomics 



This research was supported a Grant from the Intelligent Synthetic Biology Center of Global Frontier Project (2013M3A6A8073184) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Republic of Korea (JKL). This research was supported by Brain Pool Grant (NRF-2019H1D3A2A01060226) by National Research Foundation of Korea to work at Konkuk University (VCK).


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  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringKonkuk UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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