Benoit Van Aken

Summary

Affiliation: West Virginia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Transgenic plants for phytoremediation: helping nature to clean up environmental pollution
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Trends Biotechnol 26:225-7. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Transgenic plants for enhanced phytoremediation of toxic explosives
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 20:231-6. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Leaching of contaminated leaves following uptake and phytoremediation of RDX, HMX, and TNT by poplar
    Jong Moon Yoon
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Int J Phytoremediation 8:81-94. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Mathematical modeling of RDX and HMX metabolism in poplar (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra, DN34) tissue culture
    Melissa P Mezzari
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Int J Phytoremediation 6:323-45. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Methylobacterium populi sp. nov., a novel aerobic, pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic, methane-utilizing bacterium isolated from poplar trees (Populus deltoides x nigra DN34)
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 4105 Seamans Center, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1191-6. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Metabolism and mineralization of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine inside poplar tissues (Populus deltoides x nigra DN-34)
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4105 Seamans Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:4572-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Analysis of gene expression in poplar trees (Populus deltoides x nigra, DN34) exposed to the toxic explosive hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX)
    Sachiyo Tanaka
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Int J Phytoremediation 9:15-30. 2007
  8. pmc The effects of individual PCB congeners on the soil bacterial community structure and the abundance of biphenyl dioxygenase genes
    Paola A Correa
    West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States
    Environ Int 36:901-6. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Transgenic plants and associated bacteria for phytoremediation of chlorinated compounds
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Biotechnol Genet Eng Rev 26:43-64. 2010
  10. pmc Biodegradation of mono-hydroxylated PCBs by Burkholderia xenovorans
    Rouzbeh Tehrani
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Biotechnol Lett 34:2247-52. 2012

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Publications14

  1. doi request reprint Transgenic plants for phytoremediation: helping nature to clean up environmental pollution
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Trends Biotechnol 26:225-7. 2008
    ..This work suggests that transgenic plants might be able to contribute to the wider and safer application of phytoremediation...
  2. doi request reprint Transgenic plants for enhanced phytoremediation of toxic explosives
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 20:231-6. 2009
    ..Transgenic plants exhibiting biodegradation capabilities of microorganisms bring the promise of an efficient and environmental-friendly technology for cleaning up polluted soils...
  3. ncbi request reprint Leaching of contaminated leaves following uptake and phytoremediation of RDX, HMX, and TNT by poplar
    Jong Moon Yoon
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Int J Phytoremediation 8:81-94. 2006
    ..Such behavior for HMX was reported earlier and is reconfirmed here. All three compounds differ substantially in their fate and transport during the leaching process...
  4. ncbi request reprint Mathematical modeling of RDX and HMX metabolism in poplar (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra, DN34) tissue culture
    Melissa P Mezzari
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Int J Phytoremediation 6:323-45. 2004
    ..The "green liver"-based models also demonstrated a reliable approach for the investigation of degradation pathways of nitramines within plant cells...
  5. ncbi request reprint Methylobacterium populi sp. nov., a novel aerobic, pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic, methane-utilizing bacterium isolated from poplar trees (Populus deltoides x nigra DN34)
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 4105 Seamans Center, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1191-6. 2004
    ..nov. (type strain, BJ001T=ATCC BAA-705T=NCIMB 13946T)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Metabolism and mineralization of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine inside poplar tissues (Populus deltoides x nigra DN-34)
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4105 Seamans Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:4572-9. 2004
    ..This is the first time that a significant mineralization of RDX into CO2 by light-exposed plant tissue cultures is reported...
  7. ncbi request reprint Analysis of gene expression in poplar trees (Populus deltoides x nigra, DN34) exposed to the toxic explosive hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX)
    Sachiyo Tanaka
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Int J Phytoremediation 9:15-30. 2007
    ..0 fold). These results show, for the first time, that the exposure of poplar plants to RDX results in the induction of several genes that are potentially involved in explosive detoxification...
  8. pmc The effects of individual PCB congeners on the soil bacterial community structure and the abundance of biphenyl dioxygenase genes
    Paola A Correa
    West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States
    Environ Int 36:901-6. 2010
    ..This paper showed that exposure to different PCB congeners leads to different structures of the soil bacterial community and BPH genes expression patterns...
  9. ncbi request reprint Transgenic plants and associated bacteria for phytoremediation of chlorinated compounds
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Biotechnol Genet Eng Rev 26:43-64. 2010
    ..This review focuses on recent advances in the development of transgenic plants and bacteria for the treatment of chlorinated pollutants, including chlorinated solvents, polychlorinated phenols, and chlorinated herbicides...
  10. pmc Biodegradation of mono-hydroxylated PCBs by Burkholderia xenovorans
    Rouzbeh Tehrani
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Biotechnol Lett 34:2247-52. 2012
    ..These results provide the first evidence that bacteria are able to metabolize PCB derivatives hydroxylated on the non-chlorinated ring...
  11. pmc Transformation of hydroxylated derivatives of 2,5-dichlorobiphenyl and 2,4,6-trichlorobiphenyl by Burkholderia xenovorans LB400
    Rouzbeh Tehrani
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 19122, USA
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 21:6346-53. 2014
    ..The present study is significant because it provides evidence that PCB-degrading bacteria are capable of transforming hydroxylated derivatives of PCBs, which are increasingly considered as a new class of environmental contaminants. ..
  12. pmc Biodegradation of nitro-substituted explosives 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene, hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine, and octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5-tetrazocine by a phytosymbiotic Methylobacterium sp. associated with poplar tissues (Populus deltoides x
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:508-17. 2004
    ..strain BJ001 may be involved in natural attenuation or in situ biodegradation (including phytoremediation) of explosive-contaminated sites...
  13. pmc Hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls in the environment: sources, fate, and toxicities
    Rouzbeh Tehrani
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 19122, USA
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 21:6334-45. 2014
    ..This article reviews recent findings regarding the sources, fate, and toxicities of OH-PCBs in the environment. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Evidence of perchlorate (ClO4-) reduction in plant tissues (poplar tree) using radio-labeled 36ClO4-
    Benoit Van Aken
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 36:2783-8. 2002
    ..2%), 36ClO3- (6.4%), 36ClO4- (22.7%), and an unidentified organic compound (0.5%). These results provide evidence of perchlorate reduction inside poplar tree tissues. 36ClO4- is partially reduced to 36ClO3-, 36ClO2-, and 36Cl-...