This book describes isolated actinobacteria from different environments, and how these can be used to bioremediate heavy metals and pesticides in contaminated sites. It also describes how free-living actinobacteria acquire the capability to produce nodules in plants and how this factor could be important for accelerating the degradation of pesticid
Biology of Actinomycetes in the Rhizosphere of Nitrogen-Fixing Plants. Cultural Factors Affecting Heavy Metals Removal by Actinobacteria. Morphological Changes and Oxidative Stress in Actinobacteria during Removal of Heavy Metals. Activation of Silent Genes in Actinobacteria by Exploiting Metal Stress. Overview of Copper Resistance and Oxidative Stress Response in Amycolatopsis tucumanensis, a Useful Strain for Bioremediation. Multi-metal Bioremediation by Microbial Assisted Phytoremediation. Cooperative Activity of Actinobacteria and Plants in Soil Bioremediation Processes. Cadmium Bioremediation by a Resistant Streptomyces Strain. Streptomyces from Soils Contaminated with Boron Compounds. Biodegradation of Pesticides by Actinobacteria and their Possible Application in Biobed Systems. Lindane Removal Using Streptomyces Strains and Maize (Zeas mays) Plants. Actinobacteria Consortia as Lindane Bioremediation Tool for Liquid and Soil Systems. Chlordane Biodegradation Under Aerobic Conditions by Actinobacteria Strains. Metabolic Diversity and Flexibility for Hydrocarbon Biodegradation by Rhodococcus. Cold-active Enzymes Bioprospecting from Actinobacteria Isolated from Beagle Channel, in South Extreme of Argentina.