The complete degradation of acetanilide by a consortium of microbes isolated from River Maros

Hatvani, Lóránt: The complete degradation of acetanilide by a consortium of microbes isolated from River Maros. In: Acta biologica Szegediensis, (57) 2. pp. 117-120. (2013)

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Chemical pollutants occurring in rivers may have severe effects on human health along with being harmful to the environment. Bioaugmentation is a potential tool for the removal of xenobiotics from soil and water therefore the objectives of this study were the isolation, identification and characterization of microbes with acetanilide- and aniline-degrading properties from the River Maros. Microbes isolated on minimal media containing acetanilide or aniline-HCl as a sole carbon and nitrogen source were considered as acetanilide- or aniline-degraders. The decomposition of acetanilide and aniline were followed by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). An acetanilide-degrading bacterium, identified as Rhodococcus erythropolis, was able to convert acetanilide to aniline, which was further decomposed by the fungal isolate Aspergillus ustus when the two microbes were co-cultivated in a minimal medium containing acetanilide as a sole carbon and nitrogen source. The strains isolated in this study might be used in approaches addressing the biodegradation of acetanilide and aniline in the environment.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2013
Volume: 57
Number: 2
ISSN: 1588-385X
Page Range: pp. 117-120
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biológia, Biológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 119-120.
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 10:38
Last Modified: 2018. May. 25. 10:44

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