The characterisation of a microbial community of a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contaminated site (formerly Carbochimica, Trento, Italy) was carried out. A preliminary evaluation of the heterogeneity and the metabolic activity of the microbial community were attempted by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and reverse transcriptase-denaturing gel electrophoresis (RT-DGGE). The presence of a heterogeneous and metabolically active microbial community was found. To evaluate the PAH-transforming potential of the soil bacterial community, enrichment cultures were set up. Taxonomically diverse bacteria, showing different biochemical PAH-transforming pathways were obtained. Some of the isolates showed not nah-homologous PAH-transforming genotypes.

Biodiversity amongst cultivable polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-transforming bacteria isolated from an abandoned industrial site

VALLINI, Giovanni
2004-01-01

Abstract

The characterisation of a microbial community of a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contaminated site (formerly Carbochimica, Trento, Italy) was carried out. A preliminary evaluation of the heterogeneity and the metabolic activity of the microbial community were attempted by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and reverse transcriptase-denaturing gel electrophoresis (RT-DGGE). The presence of a heterogeneous and metabolically active microbial community was found. To evaluate the PAH-transforming potential of the soil bacterial community, enrichment cultures were set up. Taxonomically diverse bacteria, showing different biochemical PAH-transforming pathways were obtained. Some of the isolates showed not nah-homologous PAH-transforming genotypes.
BIOREMEDIATON; SOIL BACTERIA; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; PAH-TRANSFORMING GENOTYPES; DGGE
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