International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biochemistry | Argentina | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022 | Rating: 4.2 / 10


Domestication of an Indigenous Bacterial Consortium to Remove Hydrocarbons from Soils of the Austral Basin

Adrian Acuna | Pucci Graciela [2]


Abstract: A non-contaminated soil from the Austral basin, Santa Cruz province, Argentina, was treated with a nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium solution in a 100: 1: 0.1 proportion and 3% crude oil to assess the ability of an indigenous bacterial consortium to grow using crude oil as a source of energy. The bacterial consortium degraded a maximum of 79.31% of crude oil, and this maximum degradation was achieved after the 80th day of treatment. n-Alkanes in the range of nC8-nC10 were degraded completely, followed by nC10-nC12, nC13-nC28 and nC29-nC32, with degradation percentages of 90.78%, 71.48% and 76.02% respectively.


Keywords: Bacteria, degradation, fatty acids


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,


Pages: 1898 - 1903



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