Community structure and PAH ring-hydroxylating dioxygenase genes of a marine pyrene-degrading microbial consortium

@article{Gallego2013CommunitySA,
  title={Community structure and PAH ring-hydroxylating dioxygenase genes of a marine pyrene-degrading microbial consortium},
  author={Sara Gallego and Joaquim Vil{\`a} and Margalida Tauler and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Nieto and Philip Breugelmans and Dirk Springael and Magdalena Grifoll},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={543-556}
}
Marine microbial consortium UBF, enriched from a beach polluted by the Prestige oil spill and highly efficient in degrading this heavy fuel, was subcultured in pyrene minimal medium. The pyrene-degrading subpopulation (UBF-Py) mineralized 31 % of pyrene without accumulation of partially oxidized intermediates indicating the cooperation of different microbial components in substrate mineralization. The microbial community composition was characterized by culture dependent and PCR based methods… CONTINUE READING