BIODEGRADATION OF PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS BY KERATINOLYTIC FUNGI

  • Krzysztof Ulfig
  • Wioletta Przystaś
  • Grażyna Płaza
  • Korneliusz Miksch
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 69)

Abstract

The chapter reviews available data on the ability of keratinolytic fungi to remove hydrocarbons from different media and on the ecology of these fungi in oil-contaminated environments.

Keywords

Biomass Toxicity Sludge Hexane Toluene 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Ulfig
    • 1
  • Wioletta Przystaś
    • 1
  • Grażyna Płaza
    • 2
  • Korneliusz Miksch
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Biotechnology DepartmentUniversity of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Environmental Microbiology Department, Institute for Ecology of Industrial AreasKatowicePoland

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