PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS: DEGRADATION AND GROWTH POTENTIAL OF DEEP-SEA SEDIMENT BACTERIA

Marine sediment bacteria were found to be capable of utilizing a mixture of 19 petroleum hydrocarbons referred to as mixed hydrocarbon substrate (MHS). Autoclaving and the addition of sediment inoculum were found to change the concentration of inorganic nutrients affected growth of sediment bacteria and their utilization of MHS. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in Environmental Pollution, V10, pp 89-99, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Microbiology
    College Park, MD  USA  20742
  • Authors:
    • Walker, J D
    • Seesman, P A
    • Herbert, T L
    • Colwell, R R
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A0239-0027
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM