Characteristics of phenanthrene-degrading bacteria isolated from soils contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

@article{Aitken1998CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of phenanthrene-degrading bacteria isolated from soils contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.},
  author={Michael D Aitken and William T. Stringfellow and Roel van der Nagel and Chikoma Kazunga and Shusen Chen},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={743-52}
}
Ten bacterial strains were isolated from seven contaminated soils by enrichment with phenanthrene as the sole carbon source. These isolates and another phenanthrene-degrading strain were examined for various characteristics related to phenanthrene degradation and their ability to metabolize 12 other polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), ranging in size from two to five rings, after growth in the presence of phenanthrene. Fatty acid methyl ester analysis indicated that at least five genera… CONTINUE READING