Aquatic Heterotrophic Bacteria Active in the Biotransformation of Anthracene and Pentachlorophenol

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Dominant genera of bacteria were isolated from three river waters during anthracene and pentachlorophenol biotransformation studies. The genera Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Micrococcus, Chromobacterium, Alcaligenes, Azomonos, Bacillus, and Flavobacterium were capable of biotransforming one or both of these compounds. These isolates were subjected to further biotransformation tests, including river water and a basal salt medium with and without additional glucose. The results of these experiments were evaluated statistically. It was concluded that only a limited number of the bacteria identified were able to transform these chemicals in river water. The addition of glucose to the growth medium significantly affected the biotransformation of ... continued below

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Entezami, Azam A. (Azam Alsadat) August 1985.

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Dominant genera of bacteria were isolated from three river waters during anthracene and pentachlorophenol biotransformation studies. The genera Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Micrococcus, Chromobacterium, Alcaligenes, Azomonos, Bacillus, and Flavobacterium were capable of biotransforming one or both of these compounds. These isolates were subjected to further biotransformation tests, including river water and a basal salt medium with and without additional glucose. The results of these experiments were evaluated statistically. It was concluded that only a limited number of the bacteria identified were able to transform these chemicals in river water. The addition of glucose to the growth medium significantly affected the biotransformation of these chemicals. It was also determined that the size of the initial bacterial population is not a factor in determining whether biotransformation of anthracene or pentachlorophenol can occur.

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Entezami, Azam A. (Azam Alsadat). Aquatic Heterotrophic Bacteria Active in the Biotransformation of Anthracene and Pentachlorophenol, thesis, August 1985; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504319/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .