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Isolation and characterization of microorganisms associated with diesel polluted environment

 Department: Environmental Health Science  
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 Project ID: 5806
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The bacterial and fungal isolates of diesel-polluted soil in comparison to a control soil were enumerated and identified. Results obtained indicate that the control soil had higher total heterotrophic bacterial (THB) and fungal (THF) than the polluted soil, while the polluted soil had higher hydrocarbon utilizing bacterial (HUB) and fungal (HUF) than the control. The microorganism isolated included Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Micrococcus, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Penicillum, Fusarium, Aspergillus Mucor and Rhizopus species. This study indicates that diesel-polluted soil are not suitable for agricultural purposes unless recovery is encouraged through treatment. i. This study is aimed at isolating and characterizing microorganisms, associated with diesel polluted environment. ...
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