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environmentBacteria are amazingly industrious. They produce powerful enzymes that break down pollutants in a wide range of environments. This process is called bioremediation. Bacteria can be used to clean pollutants from wastewater or contaminated soils. Bacteria can be genetically engineered for specific uses, but scientists say that naturally occurring organisms outperform the genetically engineered varieties so far.


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