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[Adaptation of coimmobilized Rhodococcus cells to oil hydrocarbons in a column bioreactor].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia
Publication Date
Volume
50
Issue
3
Pages
295–303
Identifiers
PMID: 25757338
Source
Medline

Abstract

The possible adaptation of the association of Rhodococcus ruber and Rhodococcus opacus strains immobilized on modified sawdust to oil hydrocarbons in a column bioreactor was investigated. In the bioreactor, the bacterial population showed higher hydrocarbon and antibiotic resistance accompanied by the changes in cell surface properties (hydrophobicity, electrokinetic potential) and in the content of cellular lipids and biosurfactants. The possibility of using adapted Rhodococcus strains for the purification of oil-polluted water in the bioreactor was demonstrated.

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