Environmental Biotechnology: Current Advances, New Knowledge Gaps, and Emerging Issues

Abd El-Latif Hesham, Theresia Ralebitso-Senior, Yu Zhang, Qing X. Li

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Abstract

Theterm“environmental biotechnology” encapsulates a wide and dynamic spectrum of topics including bioremediation, biofiltration, wastewater treatment, biodegradation, waste management, and biofuel production. All these disciplines are underpinned by complex interacting microbial communities; hence exciting research has been undertaken and increasingly driven by cutting-edge ecogenomic techniques. However, understanding of microbial diversity, population, and structure for sustainable environmental management remains largely a “black box.” Thus exciting findings identified new knowledge gaps and, inevitably, engendered novel research questions with inventive methodologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)-
JournalBioMed Research International
Volume2015
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Publication statusPublished - 2015

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