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Alkaliphilic hydrocarbon degraders

McGenity, TJ and Whitby, C and Fahy, A (2010) 'Alkaliphilic hydrocarbon degraders.' In: Timmis, KN and McGenity, TJ and van der Meer, JR and de Lorenzo, V, (eds.) Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Springer, 1931 - 1937. ISBN 9783540775881

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High pH combined with pollution by plant oils, petroleum hydrocarbons and other hydrophobic compounds is commonplace, yet little is known about alkaliphilic and alkalitolerant microbes that can degrade such compounds. We introduce the environments where this is a problem, briefly mention the alkaliphilic and alkalitolerant degraders of oxygen-containing and chlorinated hydrocarbons, and then focus on species that degrade alkanes and mono- and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons. We conclude by speculating on the combined stress effects of high pH and hydrocarbons on microbes.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biofuels - Bioremediation - Biosynthesis and Degradation Ecophysiology Experimental Protocols Food Microbiology Microbes Oil Petroleum Toxicology
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 16:26
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 10:16

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