Anaerobic phenanthrene mineralization by a carboxylating sulfate-reducing bacterial enrichment

@article{Davidova2007AnaerobicPM,
  title={Anaerobic phenanthrene mineralization by a carboxylating sulfate-reducing bacterial enrichment},
  author={Irene A. Davidova and Lisa M Gieg and Kathleen E. Duncan and Joseph M Suflita},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={1},
  pages={436-442}
}
Information on the susceptibility of higher molecular weight polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons to anaerobic biodegradation is relatively rare. We obtained a sulfate-reducing bacterial enrichment capable of phenanthrene metabolism from a hydrocarbon-contaminated marine sediment. Phenanthrene degradation was in stoichiometric agreement with the theoretically expected amount of sulfate reduction and inhibited by molybdate. Mineralization of 14C-phenanthrene by the enrichment was confirmed by the… CONTINUE READING
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