Characterization of Rhodococcus opacus R7, a strain able to degrade naphthalene and o-xylene isolated from a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-contaminated soil.

@article{Gennaro2001CharacterizationOR,
  title={Characterization of Rhodococcus opacus R7, a strain able to degrade naphthalene and o-xylene isolated from a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-contaminated soil.},
  author={Patrizia Di Gennaro and Emanuela Rescalli and Enrica Galli and Guido Sello and Giuseppina Bestetti},
  journal={Research in microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={152 7},
  pages={641-51}
}
Rhodococcus opacus R7 was isolated from a soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons for its ability to grow on naphthalene. The strain was also able to degrade o-xylene, the isomer of xylenes most recalcitrant to microbial degradation. The catabolic pathways for naphthalene and o-xylene were investigated by identification of metabolites in R. opacus R7 cultures performed with the two hydrocarbons and by evaluation of some enzymes involved in the metabolism of these compounds. 1,2… CONTINUE READING

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