GROWTH OF DEEP-SEA BACTERIA ON HYDROCARBONS AT AMBIENT AND IN-SITU PRESSURE

Bacteria isolated at the mud-water interface 4940 meters in depth off the Florida coast were grown on n-tetradecane media as sole carbon source. The mixed bacterial culture degraded virtually all available hydrocarbon after 7 days' at 1 atm. and 96% of hydrocarbon at 495 atm., 28 days and 25 C. Individual isolates from the mixed culture did not utilize n-tetradecane, inducting potential synergistic relationship. Characterization of strains included Aeromonas, Pseudomonas and Vibrio sp.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, and published in Developments in Industrial Microbiology, Volume 15, Society for Industrial Microbiology, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Washington, D.C., 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Microbiology
    College Park, MD  USA  20742
  • Authors:
    • Schwarz, J R
    • Walker, J D
    • Colwell, R R
  • Publication Date: 1975-1-14

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67A-0239-0027
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM