Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics
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Mona Khamees Gouda

  • Research Article
    Biodegradation of Crude Oil in Marine Medium
    Author(s): Zohra Chekroud, Mona Khamees Gouda and Moussa HouhamdiZohra Chekroud, Mona Khamees Gouda and Moussa Houhamdi

    this work a laboratory study was carried out to investigate the efficiency of some microbial strains to degrade crude oil in a marine medium to be used in the bioremediation of oil polluted sea in Skikda, the North-East of Algeria. Two bacterial strains isolated from different hydrocarbon contaminated sites in Skikda, in addition to a consortium isolated from hydrocarbon contaminated site in Alexandria (Egypt) were tested for their capacity to degrade oil in a marine medium. The strains were able to degrade 81-90% of 1% of oil after 15 days of incubation. The two local strains were identified as Pseudomonas sp. S and Rhodococcus sp. S. The use of local urea as nitrogen source with local phosphorus fertiliser slightly stimulated oil biodegradation by Rhodococcus sp. S and Pseudomonas sp. S and slightly inhibited oil degradation by the consortium. The addition of chemical surfactants st.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/jpb.1000194

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