Biodegradation of ethylene glycol by a salt-requiring bacterium.

A gram-negative nonmotile rod which was capable of using 1,2-(14)C-ethylene glycol as a sole carbon source for growth was isolated from a brine pond, Great Salt Lake, Utah. The bacterium (ATCC 27042) required at least 0.85% NaCl for growth and, although the chloride ion was replaceable by sulfate ion, the sodium ion was not replaceable by potassium ion. The… CONTINUE READING