volume 38, issue 20, P4405-4414 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.08.028
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Kazunari Sei, Daisuke Inoue, Katsushi Wada, Kazuhiro Mori, Michihiko Ike, Tetsuro Kohno, Masanori Fujita

Abstract: The behaviour of microbial populations responsible for degradation of the aromatic compounds, phenol, benzoate, and salicylate, and changes of microbial community structures in seawater microcosms were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively using MPN-PCR and PCR-DGGE. The purpose of the study was to investigate the ecology of the entire microbial community during bioremediation. Bacterial populations possessing catechol 1,2-dioxygenase (C12O) DNA were evidently the primary degraders of phenol and benzoate, …

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