Publication
Title
Transformation and mineralization of benzo[α]pyrene by microbial cultures enriched on mixtures of three- and four-ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Author
Abstract
Microorganisms originating from a soil contaminated by low levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were enriched with three- and four-ring PAHs as primary substrates in the presence of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP). Most enrichment cultures, isolated in the presence or absence of a sorptive matrix, significantly transformed BaP. Evidence of BaP mineralization was obtained with cultures enriched on phenanthrene and anthracene. Our findings supplement literature data suggesting the wide occurrence of microbial activity against BaP.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of industrial microbiology and biotechnology. - -
Publication
2002
ISSN
1367-5435
Volume/pages
28:2(2002), p. 70-73
ISI
000174279900002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 28.01.2014
Last edited 11.10.2017