Isolation and characterization of biosurfactant/bioemulsifier-producing bacteria from petroleum contaminated sites.

@article{Batista2006IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of biosurfactant/bioemulsifier-producing bacteria from petroleum contaminated sites.},
  author={Sofia Batista and Ann H Mounteer and F{\'a}bio R Amorim and Marcos Rog{\'e}rio T{\'o}tola},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={868-75}
}
Biosurfactant-producing bacteria were isolated from terrestrial and marine samples collected in areas contaminated with crude oil or its byproducts. Isolates were screened for biosurfactant/bioemulsifier production in different carbon sources (glucose, fructose, sucrose and kerosene) using the qualitative drop-collapse test. Glucose produced the highest number of positive results (17 of 185 isolates). All 17 isolates produced emulsions with kerosene and 12 exhibited high emulsion-stabilizing… CONTINUE READING

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