Temporal and geographical distributions of epilithic sodium dodecyl sulfate-degrading bacteria in a polluted South Wales river.

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Epilithic bacteria were isolated nonselectively from riverbed stones and examined by gel zymography for their ability to produce alkylsulfatase (AS) enzymes and thus to metabolize alkyl sulfate surfactants such as sodium dodecyl sulfate. The percentages of AS+ isolates from stone epilithon at five sites from the source to the river mouth were measured on… (More)

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@article{Anderson1988TemporalAG, title={Temporal and geographical distributions of epilithic sodium dodecyl sulfate-degrading bacteria in a polluted South Wales river.}, author={Diana J Anderson and Martin J. Day and Nicholas J. Russell and Graham F. White}, journal={Applied and environmental microbiology}, year={1988}, volume={54 2}, pages={555-60} }