Ultrastructure of two oil-degrading bacteria isolated from the tropical soil environment
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Two oil-degrading bacteria identified asPseudomonas aeruginosa andMicrococcus luteus were isolated from crude-oil-polluted soils in Nigeria. The organisms were grown onn-hexadecane and sodium succinate and then examined for the presence of hydrocarbon inclusions. Inclusion bodies were found inn-hexadecane-grown cells and were absent in succinate-grown cells. Formation of hydrocarbon inclusion bodies appears to be a general phenomenon among hydrocarbon utilizers.
KeywordsInclusion Body Hexadecane Sodium Succinate Intracytoplasmic Membrane Hydrocarbon Inclusion
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