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FP5

BIOBRUSH Streszczenie raportu

Project ID: EVK4-CT-2001-00055
Źródło dofinansowania: FP5-EESD
Kraj: United Kingdom

Microorganism Data Sheets

BIOBRUSH MICROORGANISM DATA SHEETS FOR BIOREMEDIATION AGENTS recorded:
Source;
Biochemical and cultural characteristics;
Biorenediation activities;
Identification by molecular sequencing;
Level of health risk.

Bibliographic searches were done on the three different physiological bacterial groups and this was presented in separate volumes covering:
Sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB);
Nitrate-reducing bacteria (NRB);
Biocalcifying bacteria.

Biocalcifying bacteria were acquired from culture collections and 70 cultures were isolated from an original source in a stream in Somerset, UK. These were screened for their ability to deposit calcite in solid and liquid media. Sulphate removal efficiency: Different 15 selected SRB strains were tested. Nitrate removal efficiency: Nitrate-reducing bacteria were isolated from limnic, marine and various soil environments in order to obtain salt-tolerant microbial strains. Testing 12 out of 36 pure cultures from different environmental sources were found to be highly active. PAH degradation: Brevundimonas diminuta was identified but the organic matter in stone was mostly too low to require biological treatment and studies were discontinued.

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UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH
School of Biological Sciences, King Henry I Street
PO1 2DY Portsmouth
United Kingdom
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