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- Vila, Joaquim; Grifoll, Magdalena
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2009 v.75 no.19 pp. 6232-6239
- phenanthrenes; phthalic acid; carbon; fuel oils; alkanes; seawater; oxidation; Mycobacterium; metabolites
- ... The pyrene-degrading Mycobacterium sp. strain AP1 grew in nutrient-supplemented artificial seawater with a heavy fuel oil as the sole carbon source, causing the complete removal of all linear (C₁₂ to C₄₀) and branched alkanes from the aliphatic fraction, as well as an extensive degradation of the three- and four-ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) phenanthrene (95%), anthracene (80%), flu ...