Chapter 7. Aerobic Degradation of Recalcitrant Organic Compounds by Microorganisms

  1. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Hans-Joachim Jördening3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Josef Winter4
  1. Wolfgang Fritsche1 and
  2. Martin Hofrichter2

Published Online: 26 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527604286.ch7

Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications

Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications

How to Cite

Fritsche, W. and Hofrichter, M. (2004) Aerobic Degradation of Recalcitrant Organic Compounds by Microorganisms, in Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications (eds H.-J. Jördening and J. Winter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527604286.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institut für Technische Chemie, Abt. Technologie der Kohlenhydrate, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Langer Kamp 5, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

  2. 4

    Institut für Ingenieurbiologie und Biotechnologie des Abwassers, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Am Fasanengarten, Postfach 6980, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Mikrobiologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Philosophenweg 12, 07743 Jena, Germany

  2. 2

    International Graduate School Zittau, Unit of Environmental Biotechnology, Markt 23, 02763 Zittau, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 24 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305858

Online ISBN: 9783527604289

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Keywords:

  • environmental biotechnology;
  • concepts and applications;
  • aerobic degradation of recalcitrant organic compounds by microorganisms;
  • characteristics of aerobic microorganisms;
  • degrading organic pollutants;
  • principles of bacterial degradation;
  • degradative capacities of fungi

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Characteristics of Aerobic Microorganisms Capable of Degrading Organic Pollutants

  • Principles of Bacterial Degradation

    • Typical Aerobic Degrading Bacteria

    • Growth-associated Degradation of Aliphatics

    • Diversity of Aromatic Compounds: Unity of Catabolic Processes

    • Extension of Degradative Capacities

      • Cometabolic Degradation of Organopollutants

      • Overcoming Persistent Pollutants by Cooperation Between Anaerobic and Aerobic Bacteria

  • Degradative Capacities of Fungi

    • Metabolism of Organopollutants by Microfungi

      • Aliphatic Hydrocarbons

      • Aromatic Compounds

    • Degradative Capabilities of Basidiomycetous Fungi

      • The Ligninolytic Enzyme System

      • Degradation of Organopollutants

  • Conclusions

  • References