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Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2003 Jul;67(7):1590-3.

Degradation of car engine base oil by Rhodococcus sp. NDKK48 and Gordonia sp. NDKY76A.

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Department of Bioscience & Technology, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan.

Abstract

Two microorganisms (NDKK48 and NDKY76A) that degrade long-chain cyclic alkanes (c-alkanes) were isolated from soil samples. Strains NDKK48 and NDKY76A were identified as Rhodococcus sp. and Gordonia sp., respectively. Both strains used not only normal alkane (n-alkane) but also c-alkane as a sole carbon and energy source, and the strains degraded more than 27% of car engine base oil (1% addition).

PMID:
12913308
DOI:
10.1271/bbb.67.1590
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