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Title: Toxin-eating bacteria and bioremediation

Methods are provided for reducing a level of one or more antibiotics from an antibiotic-contaminated substance. An organism that can utilize the one or more antibiotics as a carbon source is cultured in the presence of the antibiotic-contaminated substance for a sufficient amount of time to reduce the level of one or more antibiotics from the antibiotic-contaminated substance.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1126417
Assignee:
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA) DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
8,658,416
Application Number:
12/579,696
Contract Number:
FG02-03ER63445
Research Org:
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, USA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Other works cited in this record:

Expanding the soil antibiotic resistome: exploring environmental diversity
journal, October 2007
  • D’Costa, Vanessa M.; Griffiths, Emma; Wright, Gerard D.
  • Current Opinion in Microbiology, Vol. 10, Issue 5, p. 481-489
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2007.08.009

Molecular Mechanisms of Antibacterial Multidrug Resistance
journal, March 2007

Greengenes, a Chimera-Checked 16S rRNA Gene Database and Workbench Compatible with ARB
journal, July 2006
  • DeSantis, T. Z.; Hugenholtz, P.; Larsen, N.
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 72, Issue 7, p. 5069-5072
  • DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03006-05

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