Accession Number:

ADA012486

Title:

The Microbial Degradation of Aromatic Petroleum Products.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. no. 2 (Annual), 1 Jul 74-30 Jun 75,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

It is the purpose of this contract to investigate the mechanisms used by soil bacteria to oxidize ortho-, meta- and para-xylene and related aromatic compounds. The pathway of ortho-xylene biodegradation by a Nocardia species is studied in detail. The regulation and genetics of the p-xylene pathway are discussed. The microbial degradation of the sulfur-containing constitutents of crude petroleum, including the investigation of the metabolism of dibenzothiophene by bacteria and the metabolic products formed during the degradation of dibenzothiophene by a Beijerinckia species.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE