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Selective Screening of Potential Crude Oil Degrading Microbes from Crude Oil Contaminated Site

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Pacific University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 78-79, January,22 (2015)

Abstract

Crude oil contamination is one of the major problems in the current environment pollution. To get rid of this, physical, chemical and biological methods are applied either alone or in combination. Use of microbes is one of the most popular methods among them. In this experiment, soil samples collected from the oil field to isolate potential microbes capable of crude oil degradation. Isolation of the crude oil degrading bacteria was followed by enriching the microbes by providing suitable growth conditions. The microbes those were capable of degrading the crude oil were identified as Bacillus cereus, Pseudoxanthomonas mexicana, Halomonas daqingensis and Parapusillimonas granuli, by 16s rRNA sequencing.

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