6th International Young Scientist Congress (IYSC-2020) and Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights. 10th International Science Congress (ISC-2020).  International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

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)


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.


  1. Prabakaran, V. Entitled as biodegradation and bioremediation of pesticides in an agro ecosystem,(2004)
  2. Jegadevan S. and Mukberji, S. Successful in situ oil bioremediation programmes key parameters, Indian J. Biotechnol.,3, 495501 (2004)
  3. Kuberan T., Degradation and quantification of polyaromatic hydrocarbon by Pseudomonas sp., Environ. Sci.,6,(2011)
  4. Das T.T., Gohel H.R., Panchal M.R., Ghosh S.K. andBraganza V.J. Determination of Crude Oil Degradation Efficiency of Glass Biofilm of Isolated Bacterium and Fungus, Int. Res. J. Biol. Sci.,3, 6769 (2014)
  5. Vidali M., Bioremediation : An overview, Pure Appl. Chem.,73, 11631172 (2001)
  6. Toledo F.L., Calvo C., Rodelas B. and Lopez J.G., Selection and identification of bacteria isolated from waste crude oil with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons removal capacities, Syst. Appl. Microbiol.,29, 244252 (2006)
  7. Guru G., Gohel H., Ghosh S. and Braganza V., Isolation and Enrichment of Microbes for Degradation of Crude Oil., Int. J. Eng. Sci. Innov. Technol.,2, 144147 (2013)
  8. Vincent A.O., Felix E., Weltime M.O., Ize-iyamu O.K. and Daniel E.E., Microbial Degradation and its Kinetics on Crude Oil Polluted Soil, Res. J. Chem. Sci.,1, 814(2011)
  9. Nikhil T., Deepa V., Rohan G. and Satish B., Isolation, Characterization and Identification of Diesel Engine Oil Degrading Bacteria from Garage Soil and Comparison of their Bioremediation Potential, Int. Res. J. Environ. Sci.,2, 4852 (2013)
  10. Atlas R. and Bartha R., Biodegradation of oil on water surface: Polluting petroleum hydrocarbons, (1984)
  11. Ahlert R.C. and Kosson D.S., In situ and on-site biodegradation of industrial land Wll leachate, (1983)