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Main Title Utilization of fluoranthene by 'psuedomonas paucimobilis' strain EPA505 /
Author Mueller, James G. ; Chapman, P. J. ; Blattmann, B. O. ; Pritchard, P. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chapman, Peter J.
Blattmann, Beat O.
Pritchard, P. Hap.
CORP Author Southern BioProducts, Inc., Pendleton, SC.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/254
Stock Number PB90-129578
Additional Subjects Pseudomonas ; Creosote ; Soils ; Degradation ; Carbon ; Fluorine organic compounds ; Biomass ; Culture media ; Bacteria ; Pseudomonas paucimobilis ; Fluoroanthenes ; Land pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-129578 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Pseudomonas paucimobilis, strain EPA505, was previously purified from a 7-membered bacterial community originally isolated from a creosote-contaminated soil for its ability to degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) components of creosote. The unique ability of this organism to utilize fluoranthene as sole source of carbon and energy for growth in pure culture was demonstrated by increase in bacterial biomass, change in UV-absorption spectrum of fluoranthene, decrease in aqueous fluoranthene concentration, and the production of metabolites when fluoranthene was as sole carbon source in liquid culture. Hence, strain EPA505 and other organisms similarly isolated for their ability to degrade fluoranthene and related compounds may prove useful to remediation efforts employing biological processes.
"Presented at the Proceedings, Institute of Gas Technology, 2nd International Symposium on Gas, Oil, Coal and Environmental Biotechnology, December 11-13, 1989, New Orleans, LA." "EPA/600/D-89/254." Microfiche.