Screening of hydrocarbon-degrading bacterial isolates using the redox application of 2,6-DCPIP

  • Syahir Habib Dept of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Wan Lutfi Wan Johari Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Environment, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Mohd Yunus Shukor Dept of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Nur Adeela Yasid Dept of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Abstract

Petroleum hydrocarbons remain as the major contaminants that could be found across the world. Remediation approach through the utilisation of microbes as the bioremediation means is widely recognised due to their outstanding values. As a result, scientific reports on the isolation and identification of new hydrocarbon-degrading strains were on the rise. Colourimetric-based assays are one of the fastest methods to identify the capability of hydrocarbon-degrading strains in both qualitative and quantitative assessment. In this study, the hydrocarbon-degrading potential of nine bacterial isolates was observed via 2,6-dichlorophenolindophenol (DCPIP) test. Two potent diesel-utilising isolates show a distinctive tendency to utilise aromatic (ADL15) and aliphatic (ADL36) hydrocarbons. Both isolates prove to be a good candidate for bioremediation of wide range of petroleum hydrocarbon components.
Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
HABIB, Syahir et al. Screening of hydrocarbon-degrading bacterial isolates using the redox application of 2,6-DCPIP. Bioremediation Science and Technology Research, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 13-16, dec. 2017. ISSN 2289-5892. Available at: <http://journal.hibiscuspublisher.com/index.php/BSTR/article/view/358>. Date accessed: 21 may 2018.
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