Isolation and characterization of acetonitrile utilizing bacteria

  title={Isolation and characterization of acetonitrile utilizing bacteria},
  author={Kirit D. Chapatwala and Mohamed S. Nawaz and Juddie D. Richardson and James H. Wolfram},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology},
Bacteria utilizing high concentrations of acetonitrile as the sole carbon source were isolated and identified asChromobacterium sp. andPseudomonas aeruginosa. Maximum growth was attained after 96 h of incubation andP. aeruginosa grew slightly faster thanChromobacterium sp. The strains were able to grow and oxidize acetonitrile at concentrations as high as… CONTINUE READING