Higher alkyl sulfatase activity required by microbial inhabitants to remove anionic surfactants in the contaminated surface waters.

Abstract

Biodegradation of anionic surfactants, like sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) are challenged by some bacteria through the function of the enzyme alkyl sulfatases. Therefore, identifying and characterizing bacteria capable of degrading SDS with high alkyl sulfatase enzyme activity are pivotal. In this study, bacteria isolated from surfactant contaminated river… (More)
DOI: 10.2166/wst.2017.402

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