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 International Journal of Recent Trends in Science And Technology, E-ISSN: 2249-8109 

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2011 pp 09-14

Date of Publish: 07 September 2011


Research Article


Degradation of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons by Isolated Cultures From Contaminated Soilsat Petrol Pump Stations.


K.S. Gomare1, M.N. Lahane1


1 Dept of Biotechnology, COCSIT, Latur-413512,

Received 25 August 2011; Revised 28 August 2011; Accepted 7 September 2011

Academic Editor:  Dr. Pawar D.D.



A 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 degraded.