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Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 259–262 | Cite as

Ultrastructure of two oil-degrading bacteria isolated from the tropical soil environment

  • M. O. Ilori
  • D. Amund
  • G. K. Robinson
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Inclusion Body Hexadecane Sodium Succinate Intracytoplasmic Membrane Hydrocarbon Inclusion 
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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. O. Ilori
    • 1
  • D. Amund
    • 1
  • G. K. Robinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Botany and MicrobiologyUniversity of LagosNigeria
  2. 2.Department of BiosciencesUniversity of KentCanterburyUK

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