publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Distribution of Biosurfactant-Producing Bacteria in Undisturbed and Contaminated Arid Southwestern Soils

Adria A. Bodour; Kevin P. Drees; Raina M. Maier;
  • Published: 01 Jun 2003
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Abstract
<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title> <jats:p>Biosurfactants are a unique class of compounds that have been shown to have a variety of potential applications in the remediation of organic- and metal-contaminated sites, in the enhanced transport of bacteria, in enhanced oil recovery, as cosmetic additives, and in biological control. However, little is known about the distribution of biosurfactant-producing bacteria in the environment. The goal of this study was to determine how common culturable surfactant-producing bacteria are in undisturbed and contaminated sites. A series of 20 contaminated (i.e., with metals and/or hydrocarbons) and undisturbed soils were collec...
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free text keywords: Environmental Microbiology and Biodegradation, Biotechnology, Food Science, Ecology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 16S ribosomal RNA, Phylogenetic tree, Bacteria, biology.organism_classification, biology, Phylogenetics, Microbiology, Microorganism, Sequence analysis, R2a agar, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Soil microbiology
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Distribution of Biosurfactant-Producing Bacteria in Undisturbed and Contaminated Arid Southwestern Soils

Adria A. Bodour; Kevin P. Drees; Raina M. Maier;