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Diesel hydrocarbons biodegradation by Myroide odoratimimus

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Biodegradation can be a possible and effective retort to soil contamination by petroleum hydrocarbons. Nowadays there are many cases of accidental releases of petroleum products into the environment. Use of biological agents especially microorganism is effective in degradation of complex organic contaminants to other simpler organic compounds. In our present study role of Myroide odoratimimus in degrading the diesel components present in soil to simpler units were checked. The study demonstrates that Myroides odoratimimus (SKS 05) showed the ability to degrade diesel after 40 days of incubation in the diesel adsorbed soil with a growth rate of 6.2×106 CFU/ml and from the GC study Myroides odoratimimus degraded the component Dotriacontane (25.471), Hexatriacontane (27.98), Tetracosane (30.296), Pentatriacontane (32.42), Tetrapentacontane (34.39) present in the diesel adsorbed soil, which was confirmed by the reduction in the peak height and the peak area in comparison to the control {without Myroides odoratimimus (SKS 05).
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  • Indian Academy Degree College Autonomous, Bangalore, India
  • Dr.G.R.D College of Science, Coimbatore, India
  • Dr.G.R.D College of Science, Coimbatore, India
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