Chapter 9. Bioremediation. Biotechnology and the Environment. Environment – describes everything that surrounds a particular organism Other organisms Soil, air, water Temperature, humidity, radiation. Biotechnology and the Environment. Environmental Biotechnology -
Environmental Biotechnology -
the development, use and regulation of
biological systems for remediation of
contaminated environments (land, air,
water), and for environment-friendly
Bioremediation - the use of
microorganisms to remedy
Recycled largely by
Phosphates too complex
for plants to absorb
from the soil
Na + Cl2 NaCl
Transparent Thorax and Abdomen
When healthy Daphnia are fed a sugar substrate (-galactoside attached to a fluorescent marker), they metabolize the sugar and fluoresce under UV light.
When Daphnia are stressed by toxins, they do not have the enzymatic ability to digest the sugar and therefore do not fluoresce under UV light.