Is there a benefit to using either bacteria or fungi in bioremediation efforts?

National Geographic. (2015, May 7). Oil-eating bacteria could be a solution to spill cleanups [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/sPgLJrk0sGQ

Perry, W. (2012). Can fungi clean up a Superfund site? Retrieved from http://www.livescience.com/20573-fungal-cleanup-newtown-creek.html

Research a microbe or fungi that can be used in bioremediation and address the following questions in essay format:

  1. Provide the scientific name and identification of the bacteria or fungi you chose that can be used in bioremediation. How is it classified? What is its normal environment? Give a brief description of the bacteria or fungi.
  2. Is there a benefit to using either bacteria or fungi in bioremediation efforts? If so, Why?
  3. How are bacteria or fungi being genetically modified to improve bioremediation?
  4. What are some limitations to using bacteria or fungi for bioremediation?

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