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Mycobacterium gilvum Spyr1


Strain Spyr1 is a strain which belongs to the genus  Mycobacterium. It was isolated from Perivleptos, a creosote polluted site in Epirus, Greece, where a wood preserving industry was operating for over 30 years. Strain Spyr1 is of particular interest because it is able to utilize a wide range of PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) substrates as sole sources of carbon and energy, including pyrene, fluoranthene, fluorene, anthracene and acenapthene. Microbial degradation is one of the major routes by which Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) can be removed from the environment. Strain Spyr1 metabolizes pyrene to 1-Hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid which subsequently is degraded via o-phthalic acid. Mycobacterium gilvum Spyr1 was grown aerobically at 30°


Type Specific analysis