S.No Substrate Growth
1 Phenol +++
2 Catechol +++
3 o-cresol +++
4 p-cresol +++
5 m-cresol +++
6 2-CP ++
7 4-CP ++
8 2,4 DCP ++
9 2,4,6,TCP ++
10 PCP +
(+++ - good, ++ - moderate, + - poor growth)
Table 1: Growth of the bacterial consortium on various phenolic compounds.