Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Energetics of anaerobic degradation pathways of chlorinated aliphatic compounds

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jan DolfingORCiD


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


This minireview explores the energetics of the (anaerobic) oxidative and fermentative degradation of halogenated ethenes and ethanes. It is shown that these pathways are viable alternatives to the traditional routes that start with one or more reductive dechlorination steps. In contrast to reductive dehalogenation, oxidative and fermentative degradation pathways do not require an external sourer of reducing equivalents. This suggests that organisms that use these pathways are most likely to be found at high redox potentials, i.e, under conditions where competition for reducing equivalents is great.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Dolfing J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Microbial Ecology

Year: 2000

Volume: 40

Issue: 1

Pages: 2-7

Print publication date: 13/06/2000

ISSN (print): 0095-3628

ISSN (electronic): 1432-184X


DOI: 10.1007/s002480000039

Notes: Times Cited: 3 Cited Reference Count: 25 English Article MICROBIAL ECOL 350XL


Altmetrics provided by Altmetric