Naphthalene-utilizing and mercury-resistant bacteria isolated from an acidic environment

  title={Naphthalene-utilizing and mercury-resistant bacteria isolated from an acidic environment},
  author={Sophia Y Dore and Q. E. Clancy and Shannon M Rylee and Charles F. Kulpa},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Soil samples were taken from areas of low pH (2.5–3.5) surrounding an outdoor coal storage pile. These samples were added to medium with naphthalene as the sole carbon source to enrich for organisms capable of degrading polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) at low pH. Five such bacterial strains were isolated. Sequencing of the 16S rDNA showed them to be members of the genera Clavibacter, Arthrobacter and Acidocella. These organisms were all capable of growth with naphthalene as a sole carbon… CONTINUE READING
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