Isolation and characterization of two aerobic bacterial strains that completely degrade ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE)

@article{Kharoune2001IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of two aerobic bacterial strains that completely degrade ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE)},
  author={Mourad Kharoune and Lynda Kharoune and J. -M. Lebeault and Andr{\'e} Pauss},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2001},
  volume={55},
  pages={348-353}
}
Two bacterial strains, E1 and E2, isolated from gasoline-polluted soil completely degraded ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE), as the sole source of carbon and energy, at specific rates of about 80 mg g–1 and 58 mg g–1 of cell protein day–1, respectively. On the basis of morphological and phenotypic characteristics, strain E1 was tentatively identified as Comamonas testosteroni and strain E2 as belonging to Centre for Disease Control group A-5. The inhibitory effect of metyrapone on the degradative… CONTINUE READING

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