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The Frankia actinorhizal plant symbiosis plays an important role in colonization ofsoils contaminated with toxic aromatic hydrocarbons. Our understanding of thebacterial partner, Frankia, in the actinorhizal symbiosis has been greatly facilitated bythe availability of sequenced genomes. The analysis of these Frankia genomes hassuggested that these bacteria are metabolically diverse and have potential for toxicaromatic hydrocarbon degradation. In this chapter, we explore what is known aboutthat metabolic potential.
Actinobacteria - Basics and Biotechnological Applications
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Medhat Rehan, Erik Swanson and Louis S. Tisa (2016). Frankia as a Biodegrading Agent, Actinobacteria - Basics and Biotechnological Applications, Dr. Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran (Ed.), InTech, DOI: 10.5772/61825. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.5772/61825
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