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Project ID: ICA4-CT-2002-10011
Financiado con arreglo a: FP5-INCO 2
País: Chile

Strain collection for bioaugmentation purposes

Microorganisms capable of detoxifying or mineralizing organic pollutants are not ubiquitous at contaminated sites.

A collection of diverse species of microorganisms capable of degrading atrazine and simazine, as well as 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate and 2,4-dichlorobutyrate have been isolated. Those microorganisms can be used to support biodegradation by bio-augmentation at contaminated sites.

They are used to extend knowledge on degradative genes in different genera of microorganisms. Two culture collections are available at UTFSM and UBA, respectively.

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UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA
AVENIDA ESPANA 1680
239-0123 VALPARAISO
Chile
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