Okere, Uchechukwu V. and Cabrerizo, Ana and Dachs, Jordi and Jones, Kevin C. and Semple, Kirk T. (2012) Biodegradation of phenanthrene by indigenous microorganisms in soils from Livingstone Island, Antarctica. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 329 (1). pp. 69-77. ISSN 0378-1097Full text not available from this repository.
Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soils has been linked to history of exposure to PAHs and prevailing environmental conditions. This work assessed the capacity of indigenous microorganisms in soils collected in Livingstone Island (South Shetlands Islands, Antarctica) with no history of pollution (âˆ‘PAHs: 0.14â€“1.47Â ngÂ gâˆ’1 dw) to degrade 14C-phenanhthrene at 4, 12 and 22Â Â°C. The study provides evidence of the presence of phenanthrene-degrading microorganisms in all studied soils. Generally, the percentage of 14C-phenanhthrene mineralized increased with increasing temperature. The highest extent of 14C-phenanhthrene mineralization (47.93%) was observed in the slurried system at 22Â Â°C. This work supports findings of the presence of PAH-degrading microorganisms in uncontaminated soils and suggests the case is the same for uncontaminated Antarctic remote soils.
|Journal or Publication Title:||FEMS Microbiology Letters|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Livingstone Island, sub-Antarctica, microbial degradation, phenanthrene, soil|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||18 Apr 2012 10:52|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2016 01:14|
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