Distribution and diversity of biosurfactant-producing bacteria in a wastewater treatment plant.


The distribution and diversity of culturable biosurfactant-producing bacteria were investigated in a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) using the Shannon and Simpson's indices. Twenty wastewater samples were analysed, and from 667 isolates obtained, 32 were classified as biosurfactant producers as they reduced the surface tension of the culture medium (71.1… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-6249-5