Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by a halophilic microbial consortium

  title={Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by a halophilic microbial consortium},
  author={Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Dastgheib and Mohammad Ali Amoozegar and Khosro Khajeh and Mahmoud Shavandi and Antonio Ventosa},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
In this study we investigated the phenanthrene degradation by a halophilic consortium obtained from a saline soil sample. This consortium, named Qphe, could efficiently utilize phenanthrene in a wide range of NaCl concentrations, from 1% to 17% (w/v). Since none of the purified isolates could degrade phenanthrene, serial dilutions were performed and resulted in a simple polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading culture named Qphe-SubIV which was shown to contain one culturable Halomonas… CONTINUE READING
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