Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 8th, 2005
The study of the DNA sequence of Dehalococcoides ethenogenes, which appears in the January 7 issue of Science, found evidence that the soil bacterium may have developed the metabolic capability to consume chlorinated solvents fairly recently, possibly by acquiring genes in an adaptation related to the increasing prevalence of the pollutants.
D. ethenogenes, which was discovered by Cornell...
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