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Isolation and characterization of phenol-degrading microorganism: recent advances


Mohamad Nawawi, Norazah and Ahmad, Siti Aqlima and Abd. Shukor, Mohd. Yunus and Syed, Mohd Arif and Ibrahim, Abdul Latif (2014) Isolation and characterization of phenol-degrading microorganism: recent advances. Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Toxicology, 2 (1). pp. 11-22. ISSN 2289-5884


Phenol is among the common toxic environmental pollutants that occur naturally and also originated from industrial effluents. Biodegradation is a major mechanism for the removal of pollutants from a contaminated site. The focal point of this review was on the recent researches on isolation and characterization of phenol degrading microorganisms mainly by bacteria, fungi and yeast from places around the world. Scientists are interested to have their own isolates because there are no individual organisms or groups of organisms that were universally appropriate and applicable for bioremediation since the place of origin does play a role in determining the important properties of microorganisms. The compatibility of the application site as well as the biochemical and physiological potential of the microbes should be considered. Overall, bacteria were generally capable as biodegradation agents in aquatic systems, while fungi play a greater role in terrestrial system.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Hibiscus Publisher
Keywords: Bacteria; Fungi; Yeast; Phenol; Biodegradation
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 03:09
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 04:42
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/34286
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