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Toxicity of Organic Solvents to Microorganisms

  1. Sonja Isken1,
  2. Hermann J. Heipieper2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env264

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Isken, S. and Heipieper, H. J. 2003. Toxicity of Organic Solvents to Microorganisms. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003


  • Effects of Solvents on Microorganisms

  • Adaptation of Microorganisms to Organic Solvents

  • Adaptation Mechanisms

  • Role of General Stress Response


  • extreme environments;
  • solvents, effects on microorganisms;
  • solvent-tolerant bacteria;
  • toxicity to microorganisms