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Title: Biodegradation of diesel using microbes from a clam (Meretrixmeretrix) shell
Authors: Mhatre, B A.
Kunde, R.
Keywords: Carbon dioxide evolution;clam Meretrixmeretrix;Hydrocarbon;Gravimetric Analysis;Diesel extraction
Issue Date: May-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Present study consists the potential ability of microorganisms present on clam (Meretrixmeretrix) shells to degrade diesel. Counts of crude oil degrading bacteria in oil polluted soil fortified with Meretrixmeretrix shells were higher than that of unfortified soil. Microorganism isolated from the Meretrixmeretrix shells was found to be Bacillus subtilis, which is seen to have potent lipase activity, thus capable of degrading diesel and releasing carbon dioxide. This study show that clam, Meretrixmeretrix shells efficiently degrade diesel and can help in bioremediation of oil polluted regions.
Page(s): 877-881
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/28773
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.43(05) [May 2014]

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