Isolation of alkane-degrading bacteria from deep-sea Mediterranean sediments.

  title={Isolation of alkane-degrading bacteria from deep-sea Mediterranean sediments.},
  author={Yosmina H. Tapilatu and Monique Acquaviva and Catherine Guigue and Gilles Miralles and J F Bertrand and Philippe P. Cuny},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  volume={50 2},
AIMS To isolate and identify alkane-degrading bacteria from deep-sea superficial sediments sampled at a north-western Mediterranean station. METHODS AND RESULTS Sediments from the water/sediment interface at a 2400 m depth were sampled with a multicorer at the ANTARES site off the French Mediterranean coast and were promptly enriched with Maya crude oil as the sole source of carbon and energy. Alkane-degrading bacteria belonging to the genera Alcanivorax, Pseudomonas, Marinobacter… CONTINUE READING

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