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Research Briefs: Duke University

Superfund Research Program

Engineering the Physico-Chemical Environment to Enhance the Bioremediation of Developmental Toxicants in Sediment Fungal-Bacterial Biofilms

Project Leader: Claudia Gunsch
Co-Investigators: Heileen Hsu-Kim, Mark R. Wiesner, Rytas Vilgalys
Grant Number: P42ES010356
Funding Period: 2017-2022
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Research Briefs

  • 308 - Using Fungi to Clean up Contaminated Soil -- Gunsch
    Release Date: 08/05/2020

    Native fungal communities point to a new way of cleaning up contaminated soil. After conducting a study to characterize fungi found in soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), researchers at the NIEHS-funded Superfund Research Program at Duke University discovered a group of fungi that may be promising for remediation.

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