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Molecular Methods in Biological Systems
Water Environment Research
  • Daniel B. Oerther, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Francis L. de los Reyes, III
Abstract

This review summarizes literature demonstrating the application of molecular biology tools in biological systems with specific applications in biological waste treatment, public health, and bioremediation. In addition, this review highlights new methods that were developed in 2001. As molecular tools move from development to applications, environmental engineers and scientists need to use care in interpreting the results of experimental procedures. Molecular biology tools offer powerful approaches for understanding the microbial communities in biological systems, but researchers and practitioners share the responsibility of translating this new knowledge into useful practical outcomes.

Department(s)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Biological waste treatment,
  • Environmental engineers,
  • Experimental procedure,
  • Microbial communities,
  • Molecular biology tools,
  • Molecular methods,
  • Molecular tools,
  • Biological waste treatment,
  • Experimental procedure,
  • Microbial communities,
  • Molecular biology tools,
  • Molecular methods,
  • Molecular tools,
  • Bioremediation,
  • Molecular biology,
  • Biological systems
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2002 Water Environment Federation, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
9-1-2002
Citation Information
Daniel B. Oerther and Francis L. de los Reyes. "Molecular Methods in Biological Systems" Water Environment Research Vol. 74 Iss. 5 (2002) p. 71 - 105 ISSN: 10614303
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_oerther/69/