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Superfund Research Program

Biogeochemical Controls over Corrinoid Bioavailability to Organohalide-Respiring Chloroflexi

Project Leader: Frank E. Loeffler
Co-Investigators: Jun Yan, Shawn R. Campagna
Grant Number: R01ES024294
Funding Period: 2014-2019
View this project in the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT)

News Items List

  • The Effect of Corrinoid Co-factors on Bioremediation of Chlorinated Compounds
    Research Brief - March 2016
    Specific modifications to helper molecules, or co-factors, play an important role in how efficiently some bacteria can degrade toxic chlorinated pollutants. In a new study, researchers from the University of Tennessee found that specific chemical modifications to corrinoid co-factors, a group of molecules that includes vitamin B12, can affect how well bacteria degrade chlorinated pollutants such as tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE).
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