Microbial Styrene Degradation

  • Dirk┬áTischler

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Microbiology book series (BRIEFSMICROBIOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dirk Tischler
    Pages 1-6
  3. Dirk Tischler
    Pages 7-22
  4. Dirk Tischler
    Pages 43-63
  5. Dirk Tischler
    Pages 89-108

About this book


This book describes the complex processes involved in styrene degradation by microbes, including highly adaptive microorganisms, the various enzymes involved in styrene biodegradation, new styrene-catabolic routes, novel regulatory mechanisms, and the genes coding for styrene metabolizing enzymes. Numerous biotechnological applications are discussed, such as the development of sustainable eco-friendly technologies as well as the use of styrene degrading microorganisms and their enzymes as a rich resource for biotechnology.


Xenobiotics Styrene metabolism Styrene monooxygenase Styrene oxide isomerase Phenyl acetic acid pathway Enantioselective epoxidation Biological waste treatment Sulfoxidation Alkenylbenzene

Authors and affiliations

  • Dirk┬áTischler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biosciences, Environmental MicrobiologyTU Bergakademie Freiberg BiowissenschaftenFreibergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24860-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24862-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5385
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5393
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