A microbial consortium isolated from a crude oil sample that uses asphaltenes as a carbon and energy source

@article{PinedaFlores2004AMC,
  title={A microbial consortium isolated from a crude oil sample that uses asphaltenes as a carbon and energy source},
  author={Gabriel Pineda-Flores and Gisela Boll-Arg{\"u}ello and Carlos Lira-Galeana and Ana Mar{\'i}a Mesta-Howard},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={145-151}
}
A microbial consortium capable of mineralizing asphaltenes was obtained from the Maya crude oil. The enrichment system was built with a glass column reactor containing mineral medium supplied with asphaltenes as energy and carbon source. The consortium growth was evaluated in Casoy agar during 40 weeks. The steady-state phase of the enriched bacterial… CONTINUE READING