alexa Biodegradation of benzene by halophilic and halotolerant bacteria under aerobic conditions.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Author(s): Nicholson CA, Fathepure BZ

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Abstract A highly enriched halophilic culture was established with benzene as the sole carbon source by using a brine soil obtained from an oil production facility in Oklahoma. The enrichment completely degraded benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes within 1 to 2 weeks. Also, [14C]benzene was converted to 14CO2, suggesting the culture's ability to mineralize benzene. Community structure analysis revealed that Marinobacter spp. were the dominant members of the enrichment.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

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