Microbial growth on hydrocarbons—some experimental results
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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.
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Velankar, S. K., S. M. Barnett, C. W. Houston, and A. R. Thompson. "Microbial growth on hydrocarbons—some experimental results." Biotechnology and Bioengineering 17, 2 (1975): 241-251. doi:10.1002/bit.260170209.