||Utilization of fluoranthene by 'psuedomonas paucimobilis' strain EPA505 /
Mueller, James G. ;
Chapman, P. J. ;
Blattmann, B. O. ;
Pritchard, P. H.
||Southern BioProducts, Inc., Pendleton, SC.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Fluorine organic compounds ;
Culture media ;
Pseudomonas paucimobilis ;
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||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.