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Bioremediation: Panacea or fad?

Presenter: Dr. Brian R. Shmaefsky
Host: Gail Tucker

Representative References

This is list of 7 readings that you all might select from. There are not too many non-technical articles or books in bioremediation.

Baker, K.H.; Herson, D.S. 1994. Bioremediation. New York. McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Bouwer, E.J.; Zehnder, A.J.B. 1993. Bioremediation of organic compounds--putting microbial metabolism to work. Trends in biotechnology. 11 (8): 360-367.

Broda, P. 1992 Sep. Using microorganims for biomediation: the barriers to implementation. Trends in biotechnology. 10 (9): 303-304.

Caplan, J.A. 1993. The worldwide bioremediation industry:prospects for profit. Trends in biotechnology 11 (8): 320-323.

Day, S.M. 1992. Accessing bioremediation technologies via tech transfer from government & industry. Genetic engineering news. 12 (10): 4, 11

Glazer, A.N.; Nikaido, H. 1995. Microbial Biotechnology. New York. W.H. Freeman.

Rudolph, F.B,; McIntire, L.V. 1996. Biotechnology: Science, engineering and ethical challenges for the 21st century. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press.

Two recent articles in The American Biology Teacher, Jan. '97, Vol. 59 (1) are: "An Exercise in Biological Control" which opens with a quote from Rachel Carson (Silent Spring, 1962) about natural controls of insects. It is on pp.36-43, by John Lennox and Michael Duke. It is followed by a second article on natural compounds with antimicrobial activity.


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