The use of either naturally occurring or deliberately introduced microorganisms to consume and break down environmental pollutants, in order to clean a polluted site.
- Our initial focus was on biodiversity and food and farming issues, as well as bioremediation and natural treatment systems for decontaminating the environment.
- Microorganisms can be used for biodegradation and bioremediation by breaking down toxic compounds.
- And many more species are turning out to be useful for major industries such as biological control, biological mining, bioremediation and environmental monitoring.
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