Title

Microbial growth on hydrocarbons—some experimental results

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1975

Abstract

A simple mechanism of hydrocarbon uptake by microorganisms is examined. This model considers the presence of micelles of surface active agents as essential for growth of microbial cells on hydrocarbon substrates. Larger hydrocarbon droplets serving as reservoirs may also be present. Experimental results to support the model are presented. The results of others are explained on the basis of this model. Copyright © 1975 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Publication Title

Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Volume

17

Issue

2

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