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Functional Genomics of Anaerobic Degradation of Hydrocarbons: An Introduction

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Part of the Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology book series (HHLM)

Abstract

Anaerobic biodegradation of hydrocarbons is typically studied with newly isolated microorganisms not yet accessible to genetic manipulation. Functional genomics, viz., genome-based differential proteomics in conjunction with targeted metabolite analysis, has been instrumental for discovering a multitude of novel reactions and pathways involved in the biochemically challenging process of anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General and Molecular Microbiology, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM)Carl von Ossietzky University OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.Organic Geochemistry, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM)Carl von Ossietzky University OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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