Use of Mycobacterium austroafricanum IFP 2012 in a MTBE-degrading bioreactor.

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Mycobacterium austroafricanum IFP 2012 is able to slowly grow on methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), a fuel oxygenate widely used as a gasoline additive. The potential of M. austroafricanum IFP 2012 for aerobic MTBE degradation was investigated in the presence of a secondary carbon source, isopropanol. The strain was then tested for MTBE biodegradation at the… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000121330

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@article{Maciel2008UseOM, title={Use of Mycobacterium austroafricanum IFP 2012 in a MTBE-degrading bioreactor.}, author={Helena Maciel and H. Mathis and Nicolas Lopes Ferreira and Darwin Lyew and Serge R. Guiot and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Monot and Charles W Greer and Françoise Fayolle-Guichard}, journal={Journal of molecular microbiology and biotechnology}, year={2008}, volume={15 2-3}, pages={190-8} }