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Chapter 16

Predicting Biodegradation

Mammalian metabolism and microbial catabolism – the biological process of greatest interest in connection with environmental degradation of chemicals – are different both in their biological purpose and their consequences. Xenobiotic chemicals may be metabolised to make them easier to excrete or, if...
Print publication date: 23 Sep 2009
Copyright year: 2009
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-160-2
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-980-7