Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 283–285 | Cite as

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

  • J. Martín-Gil
  • M.C. Ramos-Sánchez
  • F.J. Martín-Gil


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Martín-Gil
    • 1
  • M.C. Ramos-Sánchez
    • 2
  • F.J. Martín-Gil
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture and Forestry EngineeringEnvironmental Technologies Area. ETSIIAAPalenciaSpain
  2. 2.Laboratory of MicrobiologyHospital Universitario Del Río HortegaValladolidSpain

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