Actinobacteria for the effective removal of toxic dyes

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Actinobacteria are filamentous bacteria capable of a wide array of bioremediative potential. Although this group of microorganisms is lesser studied than fungi or other bacteria, the actinobacteria have been slowly revealed to be effective in removing dyes, metals, and in degrading hydrocarbons. In this chapter, the dye removal potential of actinobacteria will be discussed, particularly for the various species known to have this potential, and the mechanisms employed to remove the toxic dyes. Improvements and innovations to enhance dye removal potential for actinobacteria are also highlighted in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicroorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health
EditorsPankaj Chowdhary, Abhay Raj, Digvijay Verma, Yusuf Akhter
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128190012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Actinobacteria
  • Biodegradation
  • Biosorption
  • Dye removal

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