Isolation of Gram-positive n-alkane degraders from a hydrocarbon-contaminated Mediterranean shoreline.

@article{Quatrini2008IsolationOG,
  title={Isolation of Gram-positive n-alkane degraders from a hydrocarbon-contaminated Mediterranean shoreline.},
  author={Paola Quatrini and Giuseppe Scaglione and Claudio De Pasquale and Serena Riela and Anna Maria Puglia},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={104 1},
  pages={251-9}
}
AIMS To investigate the petroleum hydrocarbon (HC)-degrading potential of indigenous micro-organisms in a sandy Mediterranean coast, accidentally contaminated with petroleum-derived HCs. METHODS AND RESULTS Using culturable methods, a population of Gram-positive n-alkane degraders was detected in the contaminated soil. Five isolates, identified as one Nocardia, two Rhodococcus and two Gordonia strains, were able to degrade medium- and long-chain n-alkanes up to C(36) as assessed by growth… CONTINUE READING