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Title: Amoebae/bacteria consortia and uses for degrading wastes and contaminants

A method is disclosed of altering trinitrotoluene. The steps include the following: providing an amoeba/bacteria consortium, particularly ATCC 40908 or a mutant which possesses all the identifying characteristics thereof; and contacting the consortium with trinitrotoluene to alter the trinitrotoluene.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
238063
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States) PTO; SCA: 540220; 540320; 450100; PA: EDB-96:095606; SN: 96001594383
Patent Number(s):
US 5,518,919/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-388,862
Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 21 May 1996
Research Org:
Lockheed Martin Energy Syst Inc
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; TNT; BIODEGRADATION; WASTE PROCESSING; MUTANTS; REMEDIAL ACTION; SARCODINA; MICROORGANISMS

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