Fluorescent, root-colonizing recombinant bacteria to enhance the rhizosphere degradation of TCE

Amanda Gilbertson, Joel G. Burken, Mark W. Fitch, Thomas K. Wood

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Abstract

The remediation of trichloroethylene (TCE) and chlorinated solvents was investigated using fluorescent and root-colonizing recombinant bacteria. The recombinant bacteria was found to be stable which maintained growth characteristics of original host bacteria. The genetically engineered microorganisms (GEM) demonstrated growth and proliferation when it was reintroduced into rhizophore of poplar tree. The growth patterns were also analyzed under different conditions along poplar roots where individual bacteria and colonies were visualized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
EditorsA.R. Gavaskar, A.S.C. Chen
Pages775-781
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds - Monterey, CA., United States
Duration: May 20 2002May 23 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

Other

OtherProceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA.
Period5/20/025/23/02

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Gilbertson, A., Burken, J. G., Fitch, M. W., & Wood, T. K. (2002). Fluorescent, root-colonizing recombinant bacteria to enhance the rhizosphere degradation of TCE. In A. R. Gavaskar, & A. S. C. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds (pp. 775-781). (Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds).