Title: Degradation of a Mixture of Hydrocarbons, Gasoline, and Diesel Oil Additives by Rhodococcus aetherivorans and Rhodococcus wratislaviensis 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: France 
Year: 2010 
Availability: Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75(24): 7774-7782. 
Author 1/Producer: Marc Auffret 
Other Authors/Producers: Diane Labbé, Gérald Thouand, Charles W. Greer, and Françoise Fayolle-Guichard 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/75/24/7774  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->BTEX
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->MTBE
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Microbiology
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Hydrocarbons
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Microbiology
Short description: Fuel spillages and leaks from petroleum storage facilities can lead to serious pollution of soils and underground water. In a recent study, two strains of Rhodococcus bacteria were found to be effective at degrading a number of petroleum hydrocarbons and thus helping clean up contaminated sites. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2010

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