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Comparison study of Biodegradation of Phenanthrene by Thalassospira frigidphilosprofundus and Pseudomonas putida

Perumallapalli S jyothi, 1   Syda vali shaik,2   M.V.V. Chandana Lakshmi 3*

The Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are toxic and carcinogenic, it creates so many serious problems to the environment, and it shows necessity for degrading these PAHs. Using microbial transformation, it is possible to decrease the concentration of these PAHs. The aim of the present study is to analyze the biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) compounds by the bacterial strains Pseudomonas putida and Thalassospira frigidphilosprofundus,  examine and find the strain having high potential  for maximum degradation of PAHs. In this work, one PAHs namely Phenanthrene were studied as these show highest concentration at contaminated sites.

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