The Isolation and Chemical and Biological Properties of Microbial Emulsifying Agents for Hydrocarbons.
Rept. no. 1 (Annual), 1 Nov 72-31 Oct 73,
VILLANOVA UNIV PA DEPT OF BIOLOGY
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The research reported discusses attempts made to purify and characterize these molecules in hopes that they may be used as non-toxic, biodegradable emulsifiers which will enhance the rate of oil biodegradation. The factors in the growth medium of Candida petrophilum ATCC 20226 have been partially purified by passage over Amberlite IRC-50 and elution with 50 ethanol. Preliminary studies on the growth medium of a C. tropicalis strain and Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCIB 9904 have been performed. Modified author abstract
- Organic Chemistry