Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 7,214,509

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

5-8-2007

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

10/873,659

Date Filed

2004-06-22

Total Pages

38 pages

Abstract

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.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/423