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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 May;70(5):3163-6.

Degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by a newly discovered enteric bacterium, Leclercia adecarboxylata.

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  • 1Center of Bioresources and Biotechnology, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, India 110003.

Abstract

A bacterial strain, PS4040, capable of degrading polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons for use as the sole carbon source was isolated from oily-sludge-contaminated soil. The 16S rRNA gene showed 98.8% homology to that of Leclercia adecarboxylata. Comparative molecular typing with the clinical strain of L. adecarboxylata revealed that there were few comigrating and few distinct amplimers among them.

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