Isolation and characterization of a Pseudomonas diesel-degrading strain from Antarctica.

@article{Shukor2009IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of a Pseudomonas diesel-degrading strain from Antarctica.},
  author={Mohd Yunus Abd Shukor and Nagina Ali Hassan and Ahmad Zamani Jusoh and Nandita Perumal and Nor Aripin Shamaan and Walter P. MacCormack and Mohd Arif Syed},
  journal={Journal of environmental biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
A diesel-degrading bacterium from Antarctica has been isolated. The isolate was tentatively identified as Pseudomonas sp. strain DRYJ3 based on partial 16S rDNA molecular phylogeny and Biolog GN microplate panels and Microlog database. Growth on diesel was supported optimally by ammonium sulphate, nitrate and nitrite. The bacterium grew optimally in between 10 and 15 degrees C, pH 7.0 and 3.5% (v/v) diesel. The biodegradation of diesel oil by the strain increased in efficiency from the second… CONTINUE READING