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Microbiology Journal
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1-2 | Page No.: 1-8
DOI: 10.3923/mj.2016.1.8
 
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Biodegradation of Phenanthrene by a Consortium of Aerobic Heterotrophic Bacteria and Cyanobacteria in Petroleum Hydrocarbon Polluted Brackish Water of Bodo Creek
Tersagh Ichor, G.M. Gberikon and Dooshima Nevkaa

Abstract:
Biodegradation of phenanthrene by a consortium of aerobic heterotrophic bacteria and cyanobacteria isolated from hydrocarbon polluted brackish water of Bodo creek was monitored using GC-MS for 56 days. The initial quantity of phenanthrene in the treatment options monitored on day 0 was 2.8, 1.95, 3.17 and 2.76 mg L–1 for (A) Aerobic heterotrophic bacteria, (B) Cyanobacteria, (AB) aerobic heterotrophic bacteria+cyanobacteria and (C) Control, respectively on day 56. Mineralization of phenanthrene progressed to 0.1, 0.0, 0.01 and 0.0 mg L–1 for the treatments of A, B, A+B and C, respectively. The quantity of phenanthrene in all the treatments fluctuated throughout the period monitored hence its biodegradation did not vary significantly with time, t(4) = 1.76 (p>0.05).
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Tersagh Ichor, G.M. Gberikon and Dooshima Nevkaa, 2016. Biodegradation of Phenanthrene by a Consortium of Aerobic Heterotrophic Bacteria and Cyanobacteria in Petroleum Hydrocarbon Polluted Brackish Water of Bodo Creek. Microbiology Journal, 6: 1-8.

DOI: 10.3923/mj.2016.1.8

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=mj.2016.1.8

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19 May, 2016
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