Diesel, toluene and naphthalene-degrading microbial consortia were isolated from a diesel-contaminated soil. The presence of catabolic genes, xylE and ndoB responsible for toluene/xylene and naphthalene biodegradation, respectively, were screened by PCR techniques in all microbial consortia. The diesel-consortium possessed both catabolic genes, the toluene-consortium only the xylE gene, while the naphthalene-consortium possessed only the ndoB gene. On the basis of these results, it was concluded that contaminated soil has indigenous microbes with a high natural potential for biodegradation.
Biodegradation potential assessment of microbial consortia isolated from a diesel-contaminated soil
J. Milcic-Terzic, Y. Lopez-Vidal, M.M. Vrvic, S. Saval; Biodegradation potential assessment of microbial consortia isolated from a diesel-contaminated soil. Water Sci Technol 1 September 2000; 42 (5-6): 403–406. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2000.0541
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