Autecological properties of soil sphingomonads involved in the degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

  title={Autecological properties of soil sphingomonads involved in the degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons},
  author={Michael Cunliffe and Michael A Kertesz},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Autecological properties that are thought to be important for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degradation by bacteria in contaminated soils include the ability to utilize a broad range of carbon sources, efficient biofilm formation, cell-surface hydrophobicity, surfactant production, motility, and chemotaxis. Sphingomonas species are common PAH-degraders, and a selection of PAH-degrading sphingomonad strains isolated from contaminated soils was therefore characterized in terms of these… CONTINUE READING

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