Bacteral degradation of anthracene by Pseudomonas fluorescens KCP2

Chandrasekhar, N. and Karigar, C.S. (2010) Bacteral degradation of anthracene by Pseudomonas fluorescens KCP2. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 12 (3). pp. 591-597. ISSN 09723005

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Pseudomonas fluorescens KCP2 species metabolized anthracene as the sole source of carbon and energy. Salicylic acid and Catechol were identified as few of the metabolic intermediates during the biodegradation of anthracene based on TLC and enzyme analysis. Pseudomonas fluorescens KCP2 cell free extracts exhibited salicylate hydroxylase and Catechol 1,2-dioxygenase enzymes with a specific activities of 0.34and 0.24 mmoles min-1mg-1 of protein respectively. The degradation rates were determined in the presence and in the absence of synthetic surfactants. The Pseudomonas fluorescens KCP1 species was immobilized in alginate and agar matrices. Both the matrices were stable with degradation ability for a period of 37 days and 31 days respectively. © Global Science Publications.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: alginic acid; anthracene; carbon; catechol; catechol 1,2 dioxygenase; catechol 2,3 dioxygenase; homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase; oxygenase; phenol; phthalic acid; salicylaldehyde; salicylate 1 monooxygenase; salicylic acid; surfactant; unclassified drug, article; bacterial cell; bacterial growth; bacterial metabolism; bacterium culture; bacterium isolation; carbon source; cell free system; controlled study; energy resource; enzyme activity; enzyme analysis; microbial degradation; nonhuman; Pseudomonas fluorescens; scanning electron microscopy, Pseudomonas fluorescens
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Kirana Kumar D
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2016 10:10

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