Isolation and characterization of Klebsiella oxytoca strain degrading crude oil from a Tunisian off-shore oil field.

@article{Chamkha2011IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of Klebsiella oxytoca strain degrading crude oil from a Tunisian off-shore oil field.},
  author={Mohamed Chamkha and Yosra Trabelsi and Sami Mnif and Sami Sayadi},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={580-9}
}
A facultatively anaerobic, Gram-negative, mesophilic, moderately halotolerant, non-motile, and non-sporulated bacterium, designated strain BSC5 was isolated from an off-shore "Sercina" oil field, located near the Kerkennah island, Tunisia. Yeast extract was not required for growth. Phenotypic characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain BSC5 revealed that it was related to members of the genus Klebsiella, being most closely related to the type strain of K… CONTINUE READING