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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2016, 4(2), 44-47
DOI: 10.12691/aees-4-2-2
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Enhancing Hydrocarbon Degrading Property by Assemblage of Effective Microbial Consortium by Potential Degraders Isolated from Polluted Site

Mandalaywala Hetal P.1, and Ratna Trivedi1

1Environmental Sciences Department, Shree Ramkrishna Institute of Computer Education &Applied Sciences, M.T.B. college campus, Athwalines, Surat-395001, Gujarat, India

Pub. Date: May 06, 2016

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Mandalaywala Hetal P. and Ratna Trivedi. Enhancing Hydrocarbon Degrading Property by Assemblage of Effective Microbial Consortium by Potential Degraders Isolated from Polluted Site. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2016; 4(2):44-47. doi: 10.12691/aees-4-2-2


Consortium application in bioremediation is well documented. A group of microorganism being capable of utilizing and breaking down complex compounds into intermediate derivatives, which is then consumed and/or broken down to simpler compounds by another group of microorganisms. This is a synergistic conversion which renders pollutants harmless. This is especially helpful approach with pollutants that are complex and recalcitrant in nature such as petroleum or pesticides based pollutants. In nature the group of microorganisms come together in this synergistic biodegradation process. But so as to make this bioremediation process faster and more vital, effective group of microorganisms are used to prepare the consortium. This is done by isolating hydrocarbon utilizing microorganisms from a polluted site and scrutinizing them by series of tests. These isolates are then combined in a group and a consortium is prepared. The degradative properties is thus enhanced by using this consortium instead of individual isolates.

effective microbial consortia hydrocarbon utilizing microorganisms synergistic mechanism bioremediation

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