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Descriptor English: Biodegradation, Environmental
Descriptor Spanish: Biodegradación Ambiental
Descriptor Portuguese: Biodegradação Ambiental
Descriptor French: Dépollution biologique de l'environnement
Entry term(s): Bioremediation
Environmental Biodegradation
Natural Attenuation, Pollution
Phytoremediation
Pollution Natural Attenuation
Tree number(s): N06.230.080.600.500
N06.850.460.375.500
SP4.031.100.200.292.663.184
SP4.102.103
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001673
Scope note: Elimination of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS; PESTICIDES and other waste using living organisms, usually involving intervention of environmental or sanitation engineers.
Annotation: NIM when specific substance is IM; do not confuse with BIOTRANSFORMATION: see note there; for PHYTOREMEDIATION coordinate with PLANTS
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Biophysics (1966-1968)
Sanitary Engineering (1966-1968)
appropriate material
Public MeSH Note: 2007; see BIODEGRADATION 1978-2006; see SANITARY ENGINEERING 1975-1977;
History Note: 2007(1969)
Related: Water Selfpurification DeCS
DeCS ID: 1697
Unique ID: D001673
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Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Biodegradation, Environmental - Preferred
Concept UI M0002510
Scope note Elimination of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS; PESTICIDES and other waste using living organisms, usually involving intervention of environmental or sanitation engineers.
Preferred term Biodegradation, Environmental
Entry term(s) Environmental Biodegradation
Natural Attenuation, Pollution - Narrower
Concept UI M0490247
Scope note Passively allowing naturally occurring organisms at a contaminated site to degrade ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS.
Preferred term Natural Attenuation, Pollution
Entry term(s) Pollution Natural Attenuation
Phytoremediation - Narrower
Concept UI M0490246
Scope note Use of PLANTS to accumulate or degrade ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS.
Preferred term Phytoremediation
Bioremediation - Narrower
Concept UI M0352578
Scope note A treatment process that uses naturally occurring microorganisms to degrade hazardous substances into less toxic or nontoxic substances.
Preferred term Bioremediation



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