Reference Work Entry

Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology

pp 1813-1817

Bacteroidetes

  • S.-J. KimAffiliated withEnvironmental Microbiology Laboratory, Helmholtz Centre for Infection ResearchMarine Biotechnology Research Centre, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
  • , K. K. KwonAffiliated withEnvironmental Microbiology Laboratory, Helmholtz Centre for Infection ResearchMarine Biotechnology Research Centre, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute

Abstract:

Many clones and isolates affiliated to the Bacteroidetes have been reported from hydrocarbon-contaminated environments. However, most of these isolates could not be confirmed as hydrocarbon degraders. Only one strain, Yeosuana aromativorans, is reported to be a hydrocarbon-degrading species of the Bacteroidetes. Some other isolates, belonging to Bacteroidetes, will also be described.