Microorganisms to Combat Pollution

  • E. Rosenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Genetically Engineered Microorganisms

  3. Metals

    1. Tamar Barkay, Ralph Turner, Erwan Saouter, Joanne Horn
      Pages 23-35
    2. Eliora Z. Ron, Dror Minz, N. P. Finkelstein, Eugene Rosenberg
      Pages 37-46
  4. Lignocellulose

    1. Yitzhak Hadar, Zohar Kerem, Barbara Gorodecki, Orly Ardon
      Pages 65-81
    2. Yuval Shoham, Zeev Schwartz, Alexander Khasin, Orit Gat, Zinaida Zosim, Eugene Rosenberg
      Pages 83-94
  5. Nitrogen and Sulphur

  6. Halogenated Compounds

    1. Jan Roelof van der Meer, Tom N. P. Bosma, Wil P. de Bruin, Hauke Harms, Christof Holliger, Huub H. M. Rijnaarts et al.
      Pages 141-160
    2. Alfred W. Boyle, Christopher J. Silvin, John P. Hassett, James P. Nakas, S. W. Tanenbaum
      Pages 161-174
    3. Shimshon Belkin
      Pages 175-189
  7. Petroleum

    1. P. H. Pritchard, J. G. Mueller, J. C. Rogers, F. V. Kremer, J. A. Glaser
      Pages 191-211
    2. Eugene Rosenberg, Rachel Legmann, Ariel Kushmaro, Ran Taube, Ellik Adler, Eliora Z. Ron
      Pages 213-226
    3. Carl E. Cerniglia
      Pages 227-244
  8. Military/Industrial Pollution

    1. John E. Walker, David L. Kaplan
      Pages 245-261
    2. Aharon Oren, Peter Gurevich, Malkit Azachi, Yigal Henis
      Pages 263-274
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 275-280

About this book


This volume contains material first presented at an international workshop on the 'Use of Microorganisms to Combat Pollution', held in Israel, May 10--18, 1992. The workshop was sponsored by the Bat-Sheva de Rothschild Foundation for the Advancement of Science and included microbiologists, biochemists and geneticists from universities, environmental agencies and the military. Each of the contributors to this volume is an ack­ nowledged expert on the treatment of one or more types of pollution using microorganisms or their enzymes. This book differs from most published symposia proceedings in the breadth of coverage of each subject. Most of the chapters are divided into three parts: (a) A general presentation of the source and toxicity of the pollutant, (b) a review of the current state-of-the-science on the biodegradation of that pollutant and (c) the authors' unique research experiences on the problem. In several examples, the authors have presented data from both laboratory studies and field trials. Thus, the book contains not only the theoretical background on the biodegradation of pollutants, but also practical experiences in applying this knowledge to solving significant pollution problems.


bacteria environment enzymes microbe microbiology microorganism pollution soil toxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Rosenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Microbiology & BiotechnologyTel Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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