Hydrocarbon utilizing capacity of Nocardia sp2 Log cfu/ml
Hydrocarbon 0 days 5 days 10 days 15days
5% 10% 15% 5% 10% 15% 5% 10% 15% 5% 10% 15%
Crude Oil 0.98 1.98 1.84 3.91 4.58 3.44 6.22 7.80 6.01 3.98 5.49 3.97
Anthracene 0.94 1.84 1.97 3.67 5.83   2.98 6.36 7.79 6.22 4.08 5.47 3.54
Coronene 0.96 1.77 2.64 3.36 5.56 3.83 6.46 7.68 6.24 4.97 5.25 3.08
Napthacene 0.99 1.35 1.95 3.11 5.96 3.30 6.54 7.63 6.15 5.01 4.25 3.04
Acenapthene 1.17 1.57 2.16 3.33 4.98 2.89 6.99 7.59 6.25 5.12 5.46 3.98
Table 9: Growth of Nocardia sp2.