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Title: Isolation of hydrocarbon degrading bacteria from soils contaminated with crude oil spills
Authors: Mittal, Anupama
Singh, Padma
Keywords: <i style="">Acinetobacter calcoaceticus</i>
Crude Oil
<i style="">Pseudomonas</i>
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: A feasibility study was conducted to evaluate the capability of bacterial strains to degrade crude oil under <i style="">in vitro</i> conditions.<i style=""> Pseudomonas </i>strain PS-I could degrade alkanes (70.69%) and aromatics (45.37%). Alkanes and aromatic fractions separated by column chromatography were analyzed by gas chromatography. In case of <i style="">Pseudomonas</i> strain PS-I, nC<sub>17</sub>/Pr, nC<sub>18</sub>/Ph ratios decreased from 2.5100 to 0.1232 and from 7.2886 to 0.3853, respectively. It was concluded that out of the isolated strains,<i style=""> Pseudomonas</i> strain PS-I, PS-II and PS-III were comparatively better and potent hydrocarbon degraders. <i style="">Pseudomonas</i> strain PS-I was almost comparable with standard strain of <i style="">Acinetobacter calcoaceticus</i> in crude oil biodegradation potency.
Description: 760-765
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.47(09) [September 2009]

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