Title

Molecular Methods in Biological Systems

Abstract

This review summarizes literature demonstrating the application of molecular biology methods in biological systems with specific applications in biological waste treatment, public health, and bioremediation. This review also highlights new methods that were developed in 2004. Because different molecular methods have different limitations, environmental engineers and scientists need to use care in interpreting the results of experimental procedures. Notably, the quantitative limitations of some of the molecular methods must be understood and discussed. In addition, molecular biology methods 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

Bioremediation; Molecular biology; Biological waste treatment; Experimental procedure; Microbial communities; Molecular methods; Biological systems

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

10614303

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 Water Environment Federation, All rights reserved.


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