cometabolism


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cometabolism

[‚kō·mə′tab·ə‚liz·əm]
(ecology)
A process in which compounds not utilized for growth or energy are transformed to other products by microorganisms.
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Cometabolism of Cr (VI) by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 produces cell-associated reduced chromium and inhibits growth.
Also, the phyllosphere is a harsh environment that does not favor enhanced cooperative interactions between microbial species that could degrade the pollutant through cometabolism.
Regarding the microbiota performance into the mixture of PAHs (Figure 1), one additional specie was detected at week-2 (band 1), remaining on all period and suggesting ability to survive in several complex PAHs under cometabolism, probably growing by using intermediate metabolites as carbon source produced by other microorganisms when degrading PAHs.
Degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by pure strains and by defined strain associations:inhibition phenomena and cometabolism.
In the presence of phenol as a growth substrate, 2-cp and 4-cp could be transformed through cometabolism.
However, the necessity for the presence of a growth substrate for the transformation of the non-growth substrate makes cometabolism much more complicated.
Cometabolism of monochlorinated phenols in the presence of phenol has been shown to be an effective treatment means of these toxic compounds (Saez and Rittmann, 1993; Loh and Wang, 1998; Kim and Hao, 1999; Hao et al.
Expected to begin within a few days, the $900,000 project will use a cleanup method called cometabolism, which uses naturally occurring microorganisms to break down and consume hazardous materials as food.
Substrate inhibitions that manifest within the cometabolism system of 4-chlorophenol (4-cp) and phenol were alleviated through the application of granular activated carbon (GAC) in batch biodegradation.
Keywords: cometabolism, adsorption, phenol, 4-chlorophenol, Pseudomonas putida, granular activated carbon
Metabolism and cometabolism of halogenated C-1 and C-2 hydrocarbons.