Anaerobic degradation of naphthalene by a pure culture of a novel type of marine sulphate-reducing bacterium.

@article{Galushko1999AnaerobicDO,
  title={Anaerobic degradation of naphthalene by a pure culture of a novel type of marine sulphate-reducing bacterium.},
  author={Alexander Galushko and Dror Minz and Bernhard Schink and Friedrich Widdel},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={1 5},
  pages={415-20}
}
Incubation of marine sediment in anoxic, sulphate-rich medium in the presence of naphthalene resulted in the enrichment of sulphate-reducing bacteria. Pure cultures with short, oval cells (1.3 by 1.3-1.9 microm) were isolated that grew with naphthalene as the only organic carbon source and electron donor for sulphate reduction to sulphide. One strain, NaphS2, was characterized. It affiliated with completely oxidizing sulphate-reducing bacteria of the delta-subclass of the Proteobacteria, as… CONTINUE READING
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