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Characterization of Diesel Degrading Bacterial Species from Contaminated Tropical Ecosystem

Nwinyi, Obinna and Kanu, Ijeoma and Ayano, T and Ajanaku, K. O. (2014) Characterization of Diesel Degrading Bacterial Species from Contaminated Tropical Ecosystem. BRAZILIAN ARCHIVES OF BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY, 57 (5). pp. 789-796. ISSN 1516-8913

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The bacterial diversity in a diesel contaminated tropical soil was investigated using diesel oxidation in gradient cultures dynamics (pH and OD) of the pure cultures. The diesel dependent growths of these isolates were assessed for 15 days by monitoring the gradient fluxes in the pH and Optical density OD of the media. Results showed an increase in OD as well as fluctuations in pH values. The mean OD data obtained was 0.515- 1.187 with pH of 6.95- 7.2. From the morphological and biochemical characterization and comparison with respect to the standard references, the isolates S1P1, S3P3, S2P2, S2P1,and S3P2 were presumably the members of the genera Bacillus, Pseudomonas and Mycobacterium species. From the study, it was apparent that the tropical ecosystems contained unique organisms with the ability to deal with diesel contamination

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diesel, Optical density, Turbidity, Tropical Ecosystem, bacterial strains, pH
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Kolawole Ajanaku
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 08:09
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 08:09

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