Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 283–285

Shewanella putrefaciens in a fuel-in-water emulsion from the Prestige oil spill

Authors

  • J. Martín-Gil
    • Department of Agriculture and Forestry EngineeringEnvironmental Technologies Area. ETSIIAA
  • M.C. Ramos-Sánchez
    • Laboratory of MicrobiologyHospital Universitario Del Río Hortega
  • F.J. Martín-Gil
    • Department of Agriculture and Forestry EngineeringEnvironmental Technologies Area. ETSIIAA
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:ANTO.0000047939.49597.eb

Cite this article as:
Martín-Gil, J., Ramos-Sánchez, M. & Martín-Gil, F. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (2004) 86: 283. doi:10.1023/B:ANTO.0000047939.49597.eb

Abstract

Microorganisms that colonize the fuel-in-water emulsion from the Prestige spill have been compared with those from Exxon-Valdez. Both emulsions contained non-fermentative gram-negative rods but unlike Exxon-Valdez's, the Prestige's spill contained anaerobic bacteria and no fungi. Our main finding has been the identification of Shewanella putrefaciens, a bacterium promising for bioremediation.

Aeromonas caviae; Bacteroides sp; Cytophaga sp; Peptostreptococcus sp; Prestige tanker; Shewanella putrefaciens

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