A volatile, toxic, colorless gas or liquid that is frequently used as a fumigant; it is similar in structure to chloroform. It is known to be a powerful ozone-destroying chemical, but it is broken down by some bacteria; there is much scientific debate on how much danger methyl bromide poses to the ozone layer.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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