Biodegradation of dibenzothiophene by a nodulating isolate of Rhizobium meliloti.

  title={Biodegradation of dibenzothiophene by a nodulating isolate of Rhizobium meliloti.},
  author={Stefania Frassinetti and Leonardo Setti and Alessio Corti and P Farrinelli and Pier Carlo Montevecchi and Giovanni Vallini},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  volume={44 3},
Rhizobium meliloti Orange 1 was isolated from aerobic sediments of a drainage ditch receiving oil refinery leakage. This bacterium has been shown to be capable of growing on dibenzothiophene as the sole carbon and energy source. This strain can also efficaciously nodulate alfalfa plants. In cultures with dibenzothiophene, Orange 1 produces six degradation intermediates. By means of analyses with UV-visible and GC-MS spectrometry, as well as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, three of… CONTINUE READING

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