Author(s): Zhao B, Wang H, Mao X, Li R
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Abstract A halophilic bacterial consortium that degraded phenanthrene was developed from oil-contaminated saline soil containing 10\% salinity. The biodegradation of phenanthrene occurred at 5\%, 10\%, and 15\% salinity, whereas no biodegradation took place at 0.1\% and 20\% salinity. A 16S rRNA gene analysis showed that all sequences from the denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis profile were similar to those of halophilic bacteria. This is the first report of a halophilic bacterial consortium capable of degrading phenanthrene under hypersaline conditions.
This article was published in Curr Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics