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Research a microbe or fungi that can be used in bioremediation and address the following questions in essay format:
- 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.
- Is there a benefit to using either bacteria or fungi in bioremediation efforts? If so, Why?
- How are bacteria or fungi being genetically modified to improve bioremediation?
- What are some limitations to using bacteria or fungi for bioremediation?