bioremediation

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bi·o·re·me·di·a·tion

 (bī′ō-rĭ-mē′dē-ā′shən)
n.
The use of biological agents, such as bacteria or plants, to remove or neutralize contaminants, as in polluted soil or water.

bioremediation

(ˌbaɪəorɪˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən)
n
(Botany) the use of plants to extract heavy metals from contaminated soils and water. Also called: phytoremediation
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Noun1.bioremediation - the branch of biotechnology that uses biological process to overcome environmental problems
biotech, biotechnology - the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes; "biotechnology produced genetically altered bacteria that solved the problem"
2.bioremediation - the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substancesbioremediation - the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances
treatment, handling - the management of someone or something; "the handling of prisoners"; "the treatment of water sewage"; "the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system"
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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Detection of NAD+-dependent alcohol dehydrogenase activities in YR-1 strain of Mucor circinelloides, a potential bioremediator of petroleum contaminated soils.
The multiple heavy metal resistant ciliates, Oxytricha fallax and Paramecium caudatum, isolated from industrial wastewater have been shown to be potential bioremediator of contaminated wastewater.
The product standards for a biological control for pests or a bioremediator for pollution are high.