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Toxin-eating bacteria and bioremediation

United States Patent

February 25, 2014
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Methods are provided for reducing a level of one or more antibiotics from an antibiotic-contaminated substance. An organism that can utilize the one or more antibiotics as a carbon source is cultured in the presence of the antibiotic-contaminated substance for a sufficient amount of time to reduce the level of one or more antibiotics from the antibiotic-contaminated substance.
Church; George M. (Brookline, MA), Dantas; Gautam (University City, MO), Sommer; Morten O. (Boston, MA)
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA)
12/ 579,696
October 15, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTERESTS This application was made with Government support under DE-FG02-03ER63445 (T-103693) awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.