Distribution of hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria in the soil environment and their contribution to bioremediation.

@article{Fukuhara2013DistributionOH,
  title={Distribution of hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria in the soil environment and their contribution to bioremediation.},
  author={Yuki Fukuhara and Sachie Horii and Toshihide Matsuno and Yoshiki Matsumiya and Masaki Mukai and Motoki Kubo},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  year={2013},
  volume={170 2},
  pages={
          329-39
        }
}
A real-time PCR quantification method for indigenous hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria (HDB) carrying the alkB gene in the soil environment was developed to investigate their distribution in soil. The detection limit of indigenous HDB by the method was 1 × 10(6) cells/g-soil. The indigenous HDB were widely distributed throughout the soil environment and ranged from 3.7 × 10(7) to 5.0 × 10(8) cells/g-soil, and the ratio to total bacteria was 0.1-4.3 %. The dynamics of total bacteria, indigenous HDB… CONTINUE READING