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Metal and organic pollutants bioremediation by extremophile microorganisms

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Giovanella, Patricia [1] ; Vieira, Gabriela A. L. [1] ; Ramos Otero, Igor V. [1] ; Pellizzer, Elisa Pais [1] ; Fontes, Bruno de Jesus [1] ; Sette, Lara D. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bioquim & Microbiol, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Web of Science Citations: 1

Extremophiles comprise microorganisms that are able to grow and thrive in extreme environments, including in an acidic or alkaline pH, high or low temperatures, high concentrations of pollutants, and salts, among others. These organisms are promising for environmental biotechnology due to their unique physiological and enzymatic characteristics, which allow them to survive in harsh environments. Due to the stability and persistence of these microorganisms under adverse environmental conditions, they can be used for the bioremediation of environments contaminated with extremely recalcitrant pollutants. Here, we provide an overview of extremophiles and the role of ``omics{''} in the field of bioremediation of environmental pollutants, including hydrocarbons, textile dyes and metals. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/17488-4 - Bioremediation of contaminated soils with diesel oil: structural and functional analysis of the microbial community
Grantee:Patrícia Giovanella
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/12622-3 - Detoxification and decolorization of environmental pollutants by marine microbial consortia
Grantee:Gabriela Alves Licursi Vieira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/07957-7 - Marine and Antarctic Mycology: diversity and environmental application
Grantee:Lara Durães Sette
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/12098-9 - Marine sulfatases and oxidases for the trimming of biogenic and biobased products (BioTrim)
Grantee:Lara Durães Sette
Support type: Regular Research Grants