The role of genes in biological processes. Part 1 of a two-part article

Bruce Rittmann, B. F. Smets, D. A. Stahl

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Abstract

Applications that require biological processes to meet more stringent treatment goals. challenge the research community to develop a deeper understanding of the genetic capabilities of biological processes, the subject of this two-part article. The first part introduces the role of genes in biological treatment. It describes the components of microbial genetic systems that may play key roles in biological-process engineering. This paper emphasizes plasmids, which are small, circular DNA strands that can be transferred among cells. It also introduces a structured framework for assessing the roles of plasmids in biological-treatment processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Process engineering
biological processes
Plasmids
DNA
Genes
plasmid
Circular DNA
gene
engineering
biological treatment

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  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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The role of genes in biological processes. Part 1 of a two-part article. / Rittmann, Bruce; Smets, B. F.; Stahl, D. A.

In: Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.1990, p. 23-29.

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