Theoretical and practical issues of hydrocarbon biological oxidation by microorganisms

  • A. V. Bryanskaya
  • Yu. E. Uvarova
  • N. M. Slynko
  • E. A. Demidov
  • A. S. Rozanov
  • S. E. Peltek


This study is focused on the theoretical issues of biological oxidation of oil hydrocarbons varying from alkanes to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The biochemical mechanisms of the decomposition of the oil components are shown, as well as the review of data represented in the conventional data bases. The results of the microbial community studies, inhabiting the natural oil seeps of the Uzon caldera, are described in detail. It is the first study of the ecophysiological characteristics of oil-degrading microorganisms isolated from the thermal oil seeps of the caldera.


biological oxidation oil hydrocarbons microorganisms Uzon caldera 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Bryanskaya
    • 1
  • Yu. E. Uvarova
    • 1
  • N. M. Slynko
    • 1
  • E. A. Demidov
    • 1
  • A. S. Rozanov
    • 1
  • S. E. Peltek
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cytology and GeneticsSiberian Branch of Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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