Dechloromonas aromatica is a gram negative, facultative anaerobe bacterium from the genus of Dechloromonas which was isolated of the Potomac River sludge in the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States and occurs in environment soil.

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How is Dechloromonas aromatica used in bioremediation?

Background: Initial interest in Dechloromonas aromatica strain RCB arose from its ability to anaerobically degrade benzene. It is also able to reduce perchlorate and oxidize chlorobenzoate, toluene, and xylene, creating interest in using this organism for bioremediation. … It is considered to be a free-living organism.