Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs): Occurrence and Bioremediation in the Marine Environment
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Bhumi K. Sachaniya, Haren B. Gosai, Haresh Z. Panseriya, Anjana K. Vala and Bharti P. Dave
Contamination by various hazardous compounds released due to sea-related
activities has received great concern about the pollution of the marine ecosystem.
Nowadays, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are immerging as critical
pollutant with context to the marine environment due to some distinctive properties,
which makes them persistent organic pollutants (POPs) posing threat to the
environment. PAHs make their way in marine environment through various natural and
anthropogenic sources. Marine microorganisms have reported to be leading candidates
for PAHs degradation. Recent advancements in genomics, proteomics, and
metabolomics technologies have gathered significant increment in the knowledge of
ecology, physiology and regulatory mechanisms of microbial communities involved in
PAHs remediation. Morden technologies will be a vital approach to reveal the
mechanisms involved in the bioremediation of pollutants and will offer more insights
as yet more uncultivable microbial diversity attached with pollutant degradation.
Bioremediation, Marine Environment, Polycyclic Aromatic
Department of Life Sciences, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavanagar - 364001, India.