Small Inocula Can Effect In Situ Biodegradation

by Rolf U. Halden, (S.M.ASCE),
Daryl F. Dwyer,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


This is the first report of colonization of soil by small numbers of a genetically engineered microorganism. The study suggests that the addition of small inocula of D5 to contaminated soil might effect in situ bioremediation, as the strain survives in soil and grows to appreciable densities at the expense of a pollutant that is present at low concentrations.

Subject Headings: Soil pollution | Groundwater pollution | Soil stress | Field tests | Biological processes | Surface water | Strain

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