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Degradation of naphthalene by bacterial cultures

Singh - Nee Nigam, Poonam, Banat, IM, Marchant, R and Singh, D (1998) Degradation of naphthalene by bacterial cultures. ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 24 (5-6). pp. 671-677. [Journal article]

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Two bacterial cultures capable of degrading naphthalene and containing high naphthalene-dioxygenase enzyme specific activity were isolated. Preliminary investigations suggest that this enzyme is induced, needs oxygen, and possesses a narrow range of conditions for optimum performance. These bacteria have potential fbr use in developing biosensor system through immobilization on suitable support. The use of such systems in the detection of naphthalene in wastewater and for pollution monitoring is discussed. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
ID Code:5532
Deposited By: Dr Poonam Singh - Nee Nigam
Deposited On:21 Dec 2009 11:12
Last Modified:11 May 2017 08:33

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