Bacteria-mediated aerobic degradation of hexacosane in vitro conditions.

  title={Bacteria-mediated aerobic degradation of hexacosane in vitro conditions.},
  author={Nitanshi Jauhari and Shweta Mishra and B. Mary Prasanna Kumari and Shweta Singh},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
In vitro degradation of hexacosane (C26H54), a HMW n-alkane, was studied in MSM by two bacterial strains i.e., Pseudomonas sp. BP10 and Stenotrophomonas nitritireducens E9, isolated from petroleum sludge, in isolation and combination. The results revealed that both the strains were able to metabolize hexacosane by 82% in isolation and 98% in their consortium after 7days. An enhancement of 16% in hexacosane degradation by the consortium indicated an additive action of bacterial strains. However… CONTINUE READING
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