Benz[a]anthracene biotransformation and production of ring fission products by Sphingobium sp. strain KK22.

@article{Kunihiro2013BenzaanthraceneBA,
  title={Benz[a]anthracene biotransformation and production of ring fission products by Sphingobium sp. strain KK22.},
  author={Marie Kunihiro and Yasuhiro Ozeki and Yuichi Nogi and Natsuko Hamamura and Robert A. Kanaly},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 14},
  pages={4410-20}
}
A soil bacterium, designated strain KK22, was isolated from a phenanthrene enrichment culture of a bacterial consortium that grew on diesel fuel, and it was found to biotransform the persistent environmental pollutant and high-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) benz[a]anthracene. Nearly complete sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene of strain KK22 and phylogenetic analysis revealed that this organism is a new member of the genus Sphingobium. An 8-day time course study that… CONTINUE READING