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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 599-607
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.068


Isolation and Characterization of Naphthalene and Pyrene Bio-remediating Soil Fungi
Ankita Gautam1*, Ajeet Singh2, Seema Dwivedi1 and Sushil Kumar Shahi3
1Environment Laboratory, School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Pin code 201308, India 2Department of Botany and Microbiology Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar Uttarakhand, India-249404 3Department of Botany, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Koni, Bilaspur, (CG,) India-495009
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Abstract:

Microbes play crucial role in bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil and solid waste. In this study, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons resistant fungi were isolated from soil samples of different areas including Delhi-NCR and Meerut city, the bioremediation of hydrocarbons like naphthalene and pyrene by these isolates were characterized to evaluate their applicability for poly-aromatic hydrocarbon remediation from contaminated soil. The optimum pH and temperature conditions for growth and hydrocarbon degradation were determined for isolates. Out of twenty seven fungal isolates only twelve showed potentials for degradation of poly-aromatic hydrocarbon. The selected fungal isolates were further characterized on the basis of their degrading capacity in medium inoculated with 1% naphthalene and pyrene with different carbon sources, nitrogen sources, temperature, salinity and hydrogen ion concentration.


Keywords: Fungi, Bioremediation, Poly-aromatic hydrocarbon, Optical density, Naphthalene and pyrene
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Ankita Gautam, Ajeet Singh, Seema Dwivedi and Sushil Kumar Shahi. 2019. Isolation and Characterization of Naphthalene and Pyrene Bio-remediating Soil Fungi.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 599-607. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.068