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Occurence and Characteristics of HydroCarbon-Utilizing Bacteria in Nigerian Soils Contaminated with Spent Motor Oil
Soil samples were collected from four different oil-contaminated sites in Lagos, Nigeria, Enrichment of soil samples in a mineral salts medium containing SAE 40 motor oil as carbon source resulted in the isolation of eleven ...
Extracellular Amylase Production by Cassava-Fermenting Bacteria
Fermentation of cassava tubers was accompanied by a gradual decrease in pH, increased amylase activity in the steep liquor, and increased microbial load and lactic acid concentration. Amylase-producing bacterial strains ...
Biodegradation of hydrocarbons in the presence of nickel and cobal
(Wiley-Vch Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim., 2013-11)
Microbial Activity in Industrial Cutting Emulsions in the Tropical Environment
Bacterial strains were isolated from in-use metal cutting fluids from 5 locations in Nigeria. They were identified as species of Bacillus, Proteus, Enterobacter, Lactobacillus, Corynebacterium, Chromobacterium and ...
Occurrence and Growth Potentials of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria on the Phylloplane of Some Tropical Plants
The surface of leaf samples from ten tropical plants, Anthocleista, Sarcophrynium, Canna, Colocassia, Musa, Cola, Citrus, Mangifera, Terminalia and Annona were cultured for the estimation of total heterotrophic and ...
A Study of Tannic Acid Degradation by Soil bacteria.
A tannin-degrading strain of Bacillus sp. AB1 was isolated from a garden soil by enrichment. This organism was able to utilize 1% (w/v) tannic acid-a gallotannin at 30°C and pH below 4.5 in a defined mineral medium where ...
A Study of Bacteria from the Digestive Systems of Two Advanced Termites (Isoptera, Termitidae) in Nigeria
1. The total heterotrophic counts of bacteria present in the digestive system of Macrotermes bellicosus Smeathman and Amitermes evuncifer Silvestri were carried out. 2. The populations of bacteria in the guts of workers ...
The Effects of Nitrogen and Carbon Sources on the ability of Two Microbial Isolates to produce Bioemulsifiers
Pseudomonas mallei and Pseudomonas pseudomallei were isolated from produced water samples collected from Escravos Tankfarm, Nigeria. The two bacterial isolates were found to produce very high emulsion turbidities when grown ...
Potentials of microorganisms associated with plantain peels in the Lagos metropolis for biodegradation and bioconversion.
The role of microbes in the degradation of plantain derived-wastes and their potential to produce cellulolytic enzymes was assessed. Soil samples of decomposing waste piles were collected from two major plantain markets ...
Bacteria with dual resistance to elevated concentrations of heavy metals and antibiotics in Nigerian Contaminated Systems.
(Oyetibo, et al (2010). Bacteria with dual resistance to elevated concentrations of heavy metals and antibiotics in Nigerian Contaminated Systems. Environ Monit Assess 168:305–314, 2009)
Samples of soil, water, and sediments from industrial estates in Lagos were collected and analyzed for heavy metals and physicochemical composition. Bacteria that are resistant to elevated concentrations of metals (Cd2+, ...