Selective and continuous degradation of carbazole contained in petroleum oil by resting cells of Sphingomonas sp. CDH-7.

Abstract

Microbial degradation of carbazole (CA), a model of hard-removal heterocyclic nitrogen compounds contained in petroleum oil, was examined using Sphingomonas sp. CDH-7 isolated from a soil sample by screening for CA-assimilating microorganisms. CDH-7 used CA as a sole source of carbon and nitrogen, and metabolized CA to ammonia via anthranilic acid as an… (More)

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