István Máthé

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The effect of vertical physico-chemical stratification on the planktonic microbial community composition of the deep, hypersaline and heliothermal Lake Ursu (Sovata, Romania) was examined in this study. On site and laboratory measurements were performed to determine the physical and chemical variables of the lake water, and culture-based and(More)
Nowadays, because of substantial use of petroleum-derived fuels the number and extension of hydrocarbon polluted terrestrial ecosystems is in growth worldwide. In remediation of aforementioned sites bioremediation still tends to be an innovative, environmentally attractive technology. Although huge amount of information is available concerning the(More)
The results of 16S rRNA, gyrB and catA gene sequence comparisons and reasserted DNA-DNA hybridization unambiguously proved that Rhodococcus jialingiae Wang et al. 2010 and Rhodococcus qingshengii Xu et al. 2007 represent a single species. On the basis of priority R. jialingiae must be considered a later synonym of R. qingshengii.
A Gram-stain-positive, strictly aerobic, mesophilic bacterium, designated H004T, was isolated from a water sample of the hypersaline and heliothermal Lake Ursu, Sovata, Romania. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain H004T formed a distinct phyletic lineage within the genus Rhodococcus. It shared the highest 16S rRNA(More)
Lake Red is one of the saline lakes which were formed as a consequence of salt massif dissolution at the foot of the Gurghiu Mountains (Central Romania) at the end of the nineteenth century. The lake water had approximately 15 % w/v salt content. Phylogenetic diversity of prokaryotes inhabiting the water and sediment of the lake was studied using(More)
Naturally occurring and anthropogenic petroleum hydrocarbons are potential carbon sources for many bacteria. The AlkB-related alkane hydroxylases, which are integral membrane non-heme iron enzymes, play a key role in the microbial degradation of many of these hydrocarbons. Several members of the genus Rhodococcus are well-known alkane degraders and are(More)
A new betaproteobacterium, CGII-59m2T, was isolated from an activated sludge bioreactor which treated landfill leachate. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed that strain CGII-59m2T belonged to the family Alcaligenaceae and shared the highest pairwise similarity values with Parapusillimonas granuli LMG 24012T (97.7 %), various species of the genus(More)
A new betaproteobacterium, CGI-09T, was isolated from an activated sludge bioreactor which treated landfill leachate. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the new strain shared the highest pairwise similarity values with members of the order Burkholderiales: Derxia gummosa IAM 13946T (family Alcaligenaceae), 93.7 % and Lautropia mirabilis DSM 11362T(More)
A novel bacterium, CAI-18bT, was isolated from a bioreactor that treated landfill leachate using an oligotrophic growth medium. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that strain CAI-18bT is a member of the genus Rufibacter, showing 97.1 % pairwise similarity to Rufibacter roseus H359T, 96.4 % to Rufibacter tibetensis 1351T, 96.4(More)