Isolation and characterization of a marine bacterium capable of utilizing 2-methylphenanthrene

Abstract : A marine bacterium isolated from a coastal hydrocarbon-polluted sediment has been described and attributed on the basis of its phenotypic and genotypic characteristics to the genus Sphingomonas sp. This strain was capable of using an alkylated phenanthrene 2-methylphenanthrene, as sole source of carbon and energy. In experiments, 2-methylphenanthrene (0.2 g/l) was added as crystals to the culture medium. After 5 days of aerobic growth at 30 degrees C, 70% was degraded and the complete dissipation occurred after 20 days. Furthermore, the strain could degrade various kinds of polyaromatic compounds, but failed to grow on aliphatic hydrocarbons.
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M Gilewicz, N Nihmatuzaron, T Nadalig, H Budzinski, Pierre Doumenq, et al.. Isolation and characterization of a marine bacterium capable of utilizing 2-methylphenanthrene. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Springer Verlag, 1997, 48, pp.528-533. ⟨hal-00707330⟩

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