Degradation of gasoline aromatic hydrocarbons by two N2-fixing soil bacteria

Mônica Teresa Prantera, Adam Drozdowicz, Selma Gomes Leite, Alexandre Soares Rosado

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Two bacterial strains, 3A and 5A, isolated from soil, were selected for their ability to degrade gasoline aromatic compounds and to fix N2. Strains 3A and 5A have been ascribed to the genera Agrobacterium and Alcaligenes, respectively. Using gasoline as the sole carbon source these strains were as effective at degrading benzene, toluene and xylene as Pseudomonas putida ATCC12236, a reference biodegrading strain.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 12 2002
Externally publishedYes


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