The paper reviews the aspects of physiology and biochemistry of microbial biodegradation of the main components of petroleum oil: alkanes (larger than methane), alkenes, alkines, cyclic, polycyclic, aromatic and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. It focuses on aerobic degradation pathways. The review provides key information prepared on the basis of more than 30 years of research on microbial degradation of hydrocarbons. The areas discussed include new pathways of biodegradation of branched-chain alkanes, cyclic and polyaromatic hydrocarbons which have been discovered during the past few years. Special attention was paid to oxygenases - enzymes initiating aerobic metabolism of hydrocarbons and phenomenon of co-oxidation which enables assimilation of most recalcitrant components of crude oil.
Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.
Feb 18, 2020
Dec 11, 2019
|Szlaki tlenowej biodegradacji węglowodorów ropy naftowej||Feb 18, 2020|
Ziółkowski, Piotr Babula- Skowrońska, Danuta Kaczmarek, Małgorzata Cieśla, Agata Sadowski, Jan
Mucha, Katarzyna Kwapisz, Ewa Kucharska, Urszula Trzmiel, Tadeusz
Nowak, Jacek K.
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS Committee on Biotechnology PAS