Behaviour of marine oil-degrading bacterial populations in a continuous culture system

Show simple item record Mohandass, C. David, J.J. Nair, S. LokaBharathi, P.A. Chandramohan, D. 2009-01-12T08:40:13Z 2009-01-12T08:40:13Z 1997
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Marine Biotechnology, Vol.5; 168-171p.
dc.description.abstract In pursuit of developing an oil-degrading microbial consortium, we used the principle of "plasmid assisted molecular breeding" (PAMB) in a continuous culture system. Three marine bacteria, Pseudomonas putida, Brevibacterium epidermidis and Pseudomonas diminuta, with distinct colony traits, growth rates, and crude oil-degrading abilities (75, 74 and 60% respectively at 1% v/v concentration) were examined for changes functional role in a continuous culture system. The changes observed in the ratio from 4:2:1 through the experimental period are discussed. Pseudomonas putida increased in number in the first 15 days and declined thereafter with a concomitant 10-fold increase in P. diminuta population as observed on day 24. This reversal in trend of the least dominant strain evolging as the most predominant one is highlighted, together with the total oil degradation and emulsifying activity in continuous culture
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights Copyright [1997]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject microorganisms
dc.subject biodegradation
dc.subject crude oil
dc.subject population density
dc.subject continuous culture
dc.subject aquaculture systems
dc.subject Pseudomonas putida
dc.subject Brevibacterium epidermidis
dc.subject Pseudomonas diminuta
dc.title Behaviour of marine oil-degrading bacterial populations in a continuous culture system
dc.type Journal Article

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