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Fishing for Microbes

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Science  01 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5595, pp. 974-975
DOI: 10.1126/science.1078715

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Summary

Bioremediation is an attractive approach for removing chemical contaminants from soil and groundwater using bacteria that degrade the contaminants for energy. In his Perspective, Gossett discusses the discovery of a new bacterium (Sun et al.) that reduces trichloroethane during the process of dehalorespiration and may be of value for removing this very common contaminant from the environment.