Influence of naphthalene biodegradation on the adhesion of Pseudomonas putida NCIB 9816-4 to a naphthalene-contaminated soil.

@article{Hwang2009InfluenceON,
  title={Influence of naphthalene biodegradation on the adhesion of Pseudomonas putida NCIB 9816-4 to a naphthalene-contaminated soil.},
  author={Geelsu Hwang and Sung Ryeol Park and C. Lee and I S Ahn and Yeo-Joon Yoon and Byung Jin Mhin},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2009},
  volume={172 1},
  pages={491-3}
}
In an earlier study, Pseudomonas putida NCIB 9816-4, which was one of the most studied naphthalene-degrading bacteria, showed the preferred adhesion to the naphthalene-contaminated soil when it was in the exponential growth phase. The adhesion was found to take place through a hydrophobic interaction. We postulated that the surface hydrophobicity of P. putida NCIB 9816-4 in the exponential growth phase might be increased during the uptake of naphthalene, which caused the preferred adhesion to… CONTINUE READING