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Coupling of Two-Dimensional Thin-Layer Chromatography with Gas Chromatography for the Quantitative Analysis of Lipid Classes and their Constituent Fatty Acids
A description of a new system for the complete separation of lipid classes in natural mixtures by two-dimensional chromatography on thin layers of silica gel impregnated with ammonium sulphate toExpand
Crude oil and hydrocarbon-degrading strains of Rhodococcus rhodochrous isolated from soil and marine environments in Kuwait.
R. rhodochorous KUCC 8801 was shown by GLC and post-growth studies to be more efficient in oil degradation than isolates known to be active oil degraders. Expand
Oil-bioremediation potential of two hydrocarbonoclastic, diazotrophic Marinobacter strains from hypersaline areas along the Arabian Gulf coasts
Two halophilic, hydrocarbonoclastics bacteria, Marinobacter sedimentarum and M. flavimaris, with diazotrophic potential occured in hypersaline waters and soils in southern and northern coasts of Kuwait, and successfully mineralized crude oil in nutrient media as well as in hypersarial soil and water microcosms without the use of any nitrogen fertilizers. Expand
Biodegradation of crude oil and pure hydrocarbons by extreme halophilic archaea from hypersaline coasts of the Arabian Gulf
Two extreme halophilic Haloferax strains and one strain each of Halobacterium and Halococcus were isolated from a hypersaline coastal area of the Arabian Gulf on a mineral salt medium with crude oil vapor as a sole source of carbon and energy and could contribute to self-cleaning and bioremediation of oil-polluted hypersaline environments. Expand
Alkaliphilic and halophilic hydrocarbon-utilizing bacteria from Kuwaiti coasts of the Arabian Gulf
It was concluded that as far as their microbial makeup is concerned, oily alkaline and saline intertidal areas of the Kuwaiti coasts have a self-cleaning potential. Expand
Soil management enhancing hydrocarbon biodegradation in the polluted Kuwaiti desert
The self-cleaning of the Kuwaiti desert and the essential role of moisture in this process is demonstrated, with the total amounts of extractable alkanes from the control samples remained fairly constant during the dry hot months, but decreased during the rainy months. Expand
Effect of salinity on the lipid and fatty acid composition of the halophyteNavicula sp.: potential in mariculture
The rather small size of this diatom, its halotolerance and its fair content of 20:5, it is suggested as a potential food source for the mariculture industry. Expand
Self-cleaning of the Gulf
Dimorphism-associated variations in the lipid composition of Candida albicans.
Yeast and mycelial forms of Candida albicans ATCC 10231, growing together in 12 h and in 96 h cultures, were separated and their lipids were extracted and characterized, revealing major differences in the lipid composition between the two morphological forms. Expand
Oil biodegradation around roots