Fungal metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: past, present and future applications in bioremediation

  • C E Cerniglia

This article examines the importance of non-ligninolytic and ligninolytic fungi in the bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contaminated wastes. The research from the initial studies in Dave Gibson’s laboratory to the present are discussed.

Keywords: fungi; biotransformation; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; bioremediation 

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© Society for Industrial Microbiology 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • C E Cerniglia
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  1. 1.Division of Microbiology, National Center for Toxicological Research, US Food & Drug Administration, Jefferson, Arkansas 72079, USAUS

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