US Patent 7,214,509
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
The invention relates to novel Methylobacterium species that are capable of degrading nitroaromatic and nitramine compounds. Compositions, kits and methods of using the Methylobacterium species for the degradation of nitroaromatic and nitramine pollutants are provided. More specifically, compositions and methods for the degradation or bioremediation of nitroaromatic and nitramine explosives and explosive residues are provided.
Schnoor, Jerald L. and Van Aken, Beniot Methods and compositions for degradation of nitroaromatic and nitramine pollutants. US Patent 7,214,509 filed June 22, 2004 and issued May 08, 2007. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/423