Marine Micro-Algae as Global Reservoir of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Degraders
FP7 Project with U.S. partner
Short name and number
No theme specific
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are recognised as priority pollutants to the environment and human health because of their poor water solubility, recalcitrance, inherent toxicity and potential to bio-accumulate in higher organisms EU Water Framework Directive (No. 2000/60/EC). To manage and mitigate the impacts of PAH pollution in the marine environment, it is necessary that we understand the mechanisms involved in their biodegradation.
Name of US Partner
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY (UK) / TAYLOR Sarah