Exopolysaccharides produced by Gordonia alkanivorans enhance bacterial degradation activity for diesel

Lin Ta-Chen, Jo Shu Chang, Chiu Chung Young

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Abstract

Exopolysaccharides (EPS) produced by Gordonia alkanivorans CC-JG39 was used to stimulate cell floating, cell growth, and diesel biodegradation of indigenous or commercial-available, diesel-degrading bacteria. Addition of EPS-containing supernatant into the culture medium resulted in floatation of the non-floating bacteria and allowed a 40-45% and 38-42% increase in diesel degradation and cell growth, respectively. The EPS-stimulating effect on cell growth and diesel degradation positively correlated with the EPS dosage. Thus, the EPS may act as a biostimulant for bioremediation of oil-contaminated water or soil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1201-1206
Number of pages6
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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