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.
- 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.
University of Maryland, College ParkDepartment of Microbiology
College Park, MD USA 20742
- Schwarz, J R
- Walker, J D
- Colwell, R R
- Publication Date: 1975-1-14
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Biodeterioration; Energy consumption; Water quality management
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydrocarbon utilization
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Marine Transportation;
- 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