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Main Title Studies on the Microbial Ecology of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Biodegradation.
Author Mueller, J. G. ; Lantz, S. E. ; Devereux, R. ; Berg, J. D. ; Pritchard, P. H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. Office of Research and Development. ;SBP Technologies, Inc., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;Aquateam-Norwegian Water Technology Centre of Oslo (Norway).
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/198;
Stock Number PB95-123006
Additional Subjects Soil pollution ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Biodeterioration ; Reprints ; Microbial degradation ; Soil analysis ; Assaying ; Chemical analysis ; Hybridization ; Soil bacteria ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Soil microbiology ; Norway ; Germany(Unified) ; United States ;
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NTIS  PB95-123006 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Soils with known history of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were collected from Norway, Germany and the United States and screened for the presence of PAH-degrading bacteria. Purified PAH-degrading isolates were characterized by fatty acid profile analysis (GC-FAME), substrate utilization patterns (Biolog assays), 16S rRNA sequence comparisons, and total DNA:DNA hybridizations. These studies showed that all soils contaminated with PAHs developed competent PAH-degrading bacteria that are biochemically similar and phylogenetically related. However, bioremediation strategies relying exclusively on indigenous PAH degraders should be closely evaluated for the ability to achieve site-specific clean up standards in a timely manner.