Isolation of Bacteria Degrading Carbazole under Microaerobic Conditions, i.e. Nitrogen Gas Substituted Conditions

Tadashige Kobayashi, Kotaro Kirimura, Shoji Usami, Ryuichiro Kurane, Kenji Nakajima, Yoshihiro Nakamura

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    Microorganisms degrading carbazole (CA), a model substrate of heterocyclic nitrogen compounds in crude petroleum oil, were screened under microaerobic conditions, i. e. nitrogen gas substituted conditions. Eight bacteria were isolated and identified. For example, Bacillus sp. KUKK-4 degraded 31% of CA when cultivated for 28 days in a medium initially containing CA at 1000mg/l with shaking under the microaerobic conditions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)932-933
    Number of pages2
    JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1995


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Biotechnology
    • Biochemistry
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Organic Chemistry

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