Gomare1, M.N. Lahane1
Dept of Biotechnology, COCSIT, Latur-413512,
Received 25 August
2011; Revised 28 August 2011; Accepted 7 September 2011
Academic Editor: Dr.
laboratory study undertaken to access optimal conditions for
biodegradation of hydrocarbon.Among 21 hydrocarbons degredating
bacterial cultures isolated from contaminated soil sample collected from
petrol pump stations of different places of Latur, Udgir and Solapur.
Bacillus sp,,Acinetobacter spp,Clostridium spp, and Pseudomonas spp.
Were selected for the study based on the efficiency of hydrocarbon
i.e.naphthalene/anthracene in methanol utilization. Phenotypic
examination of the recovered bacteria revealed that they belong mainly
to the genus Pseudomonas Spp.Bacillus spp .Biochemical test were
used as an indication for the ability of these bacteria to grow on
petrol. Present study indicates that naphthalene and anthracene were