Biodegradation characteristics and bioaugmentation potential of a novel quinoline-degrading strain of Bacillus sp. isolated from petroleum-contaminated soil.

@article{Tuo2012BiodegradationCA,
  title={Biodegradation characteristics and bioaugmentation potential of a novel quinoline-degrading strain of Bacillus sp. isolated from petroleum-contaminated soil.},
  author={Bao-hua Tuo and Jia-bao Yan and Bao-an Fan and Zhong-hua Yang and Jian-zhong Liu},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={107},
  pages={55-60}
}
Quinoline and its derivatives are widely considered to be environmental pollutants. In this study, the biodegradation characteristics and bioaugmentation potential for a novel strain were described. The strain, named Q2, which could utilize quinoline as the sole carbon, nitrogen and energy source, was isolated and identified as a Bacillus sp. The optimum temperature, initial pH and shaker rotary speed for quinoline degradation were 30°C, pH 8-10 and 100-200 rpm, respectively. During the… CONTINUE READING