Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading Mycobacterium isolates: their association with plant roots

@article{Child2007PolycyclicAH,
  title={Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading Mycobacterium isolates: their association with plant roots},
  author={Robin Child and Charles D. Miller and Yanna Liang and Gayathri Narasimham and Jean M W Chatterton and Pile Harrison and Ronald C. Sims and D. S. Britt and Young Cheol Kim},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2007},
  volume={75},
  pages={655-663}
}
Five environmental mycobacterium isolates that degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were associated with barley root surfaces after growth of the seedlings from inoculated seed. Mycobacterium cells were detected along the total root length for four of these isolates. These PAH-degrading mycobacterium strains had hydrophilic cell surfaces, whereas one strain, MCS, that was hydrophobic had reduced association along the root length with no cells being detected from the root tips. The… CONTINUE READING