Microbial Metabolism of Xenobiotic Compounds

  • Pankaj Kumar Arora

Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nidhi Gupta, Edward J. O’Loughlin, Gerald K. Sims
    Pages 1-31
  3. Gerald K. Sims, Ramdas Gopinath Kanissery
    Pages 33-54
  4. Gerald K. Sims, Andres M. Gomez, Ramdas Kanissery
    Pages 55-77
  5. Clarissa Hamaio Okino-Delgado, Mirella Rossitto Zanutto-Elgui, Débora Zanoni do Prado, Milene Stefani Pereira, Luciana Francisco Fleuri
    Pages 79-101
  6. Nidhi Verma, Usha Kantiwal, Nitika, Yogendra Kumar Yadav, Suman Teli, Deepika Goyal et al.
    Pages 123-143
  7. Saheli Ghosh, Asifa Qureshi, Hemant J. Purohit
    Pages 145-164
  8. Seethalaksmi Elangovan, Sathish Babu Soundra Pandian, Geetha S. J., Sanket J. Joshi
    Pages 165-188
  9. A. Giridhar Babu, Shahi I. Reja, Nadeem Akhtar, Mehar Sultana, Prashant S. Deore, Farukh I. Ali
    Pages 189-216
  10. Shaohua Chen, Hui Zhan
    Pages 229-244
  11. Shiv Shankar, Shailja Singh, Anuradha Mishra, Manju Sharma, Shikha
    Pages 245-262
  12. Soumya Nair, Jayanthi Abraham
    Pages 263-284
  13. Pratima Vishwakarma
    Pages 285-304
  14. Juliana Maria Saez, Verena Casillas García, Marta Alejandra Polti, Claudia Susana Benimeli
    Pages 305-317
  15. Sikandar I. Mulla, Ram Naresh Bharagava, Dalel Belhaj, Ganesh Dattatraya Saratale, Zabin K. Bagewadi, Gaurav Saxena et al.
    Pages 319-335

About this book


Xenobiotic compounds including pesticides, nitrophenols, pyridine, polycyclic aromatic compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls are widely spread in environment due to anthropogenic activities. Most of them are highly toxic to living beings due to their mutagenic and carcinogenic properties. Therefore, the removal of these compounds from environment is an essential step for environmental sustainability.   Microbial remediation has emerged as an effective technology for degradation of these xenobiotic compounds as microorganisms have unique ability to utilize these compounds as their sole source of carbon and energy. The primary goal of this book is to provide detailed information of microbial degradation of many xenobiotic compounds in various microorganisms.


Xenobiotic Compounds Bioremediation Biodegradation Sustainable Agriculture Metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Pankaj Kumar Arora
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia

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