Novosphingobium indicum sp. nov., a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium isolated from a deep-sea environment.

@article{Yuan2009NovosphingobiumIS,
  title={Novosphingobium indicum sp. nov., a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium isolated from a deep-sea environment.},
  author={Jun Yuan and Qiliang Lai and Tianling Zheng and Zongze Shao},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={59 Pt 8},
  pages={2084-8}
}
A novel polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading bacterium, strain H25T, which was isolated from deep-sea water of the Indian Ocean, was studied phenotypically, genotypically and phylogenetically. Strain H25T can utilize several PAHs including phenanthrene and fluoranthene as sole carbon sources. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain H25T showed the highest similarity with that of Novosphingobium naphthalenivorans TUT562T (96.3%), and showed lower similarities (92.1-96.0%) with other… CONTINUE READING