Matthew Olusoji Ilori

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An Aeromonas spp. was isolated from tropical estuarine water. The organism grew on crude oil and produced biosurfactant that could emulsify hydrocarbons. The peak growth and biosurfactant production was on the 8th day. The organism grew on a range of hydrocarbons that include crude oil and hexadecane while no growth was recorded on some hydrocarbons that(More)
We report the draft genome sequence of Cupriavidus sp. strain SK-3, which can use 4-chlorobiphenyl and 4-clorobenzoic acid as the sole carbon source for growth. The draft genome sequence allowed the study of the polychlorinated biphenyl degradation mechanism and the recharacterization of the strain SK-3 as a Cupriavidus species.
Four bacteria, identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Alcaligenes eutrophus, Bacillus subtilis and Micrococcus luteus were isolated from crude oil polluted soils using anthracene as the sole carbon and energy source. All the organisms utilized n-hexadecane, n-tetradecane, diesel oil, engine oil and naphthalene as sole carbon sources. None could utilize(More)
Two polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs)-degrading bacteria were isolated by traditional enrichment technique from electrical transformer fluid (Askarel)-contaminated soils in Lagos, Nigeria. They were classified and identified as Enterobacter sp. SA-2 and Pseudomonas sp. SA-6 on the basis of 16S rRNA gene analysis, in addition to standard cultural and(More)
Samples of soil, water, and sediments from industrial estates in Lagos were collected and analyzed for heavy metals and physicochemical composition. Bacteria that are resistant to elevated concentrations of metals (Cd(2+), Co(2+), Ni(2+), Cr(6+), and Hg(2+)) were isolated from the samples, and they were further screened for antibiotic sensitivity. The(More)
A bacterium classified as Achromobacter xylosoxidans strain IR08 by phenotypic typing coupled with 16S rRNA gene analysis was isolated from a soil contaminated with electrical transformer fluid for over sixty years using Aroclor 1221 as an enrichment substrate. The substrate utilization profiles revealed that IR08 could grow on all three monochlorobiphenyls(More)
Four hydrocarbon degraders isolated from enriched oil- and asphalt-contaminated soils in Lagos, Nigeria, were tested for their petroleum degradation potentials. All the isolates were identified as species of Pseudomonas. Pseudomonas putida P11 demonstrated a strong ability to degrade kerosene, gasoline, diesel, engine oil and crude oil while P. aeruginosa(More)
Two oil-degrading bacteria identified asPseudomonas aeruginosa andMicrococcus luteus were isolated from crude-oil-polluted soils in Nigeria. The organisms were grown onn-hexadecane and sodium succinate and then examined for the presence of hydrocarbon inclusions. Inclusion bodies were found inn-hexadecane-grown cells and were absent in succinate-grown(More)
The ratio of membrane/cytosolic protein kinase C (PKC) activity and the levels of c-fos and c-jun expressions in uterine endometrial fibroblasts were increased and reached peak levels with the administration of estradiol, but were partially diminished by the addition of progesterone. The response of c-fos was earlier than that of c-jun.(More)
Contaminated sites in Lagos, Nigeria were screened for the presence of chlorobiphenyl-degrading bacteria. The technique of continual enrichment on Askarel fluid yielded bacterial isolates able to utilize dichlorobiphenyls (diCBs) as growth substrates and six were selected for further studies. Phenotypic typing and 16S rDNA analysis classified these(More)