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Title: Thermophilic Bacteria From Mexican Thermal Environments: Isolation and Potential Applications
Author: Pinzón-Martínez, D. L.
Rodríguez-Gómez, C.
Miñana i Galbis, David
Carrillo-Chávez, J. A.
Valerio-Alfaro, G.
Oliart-Ros, R.
Keywords: Microorganismes termòfils
Thermophilic microorganisms
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: Extremophiles are microorganisms that possess application possibilities in several industrial fields, including agricultural, chemical, laundry, pharmaceutical, food, petroleum and bioremediation. This work reports the isolation of 19 thermophilic, alkalitolerant and halotolerant bacterial strains from two thermal sites in Veracruz, México: El Carrizal thermal pool and Los Baños hot spring. These strains belong to the <i>Geobacillus</i>, <i>Anoxybacillus</i> and <i>Aeribacillus</i> genera. The strains produce lipases, proteases, and amylases under thermophilic conditions. They may have good potential for application in microbial enhanced oil recovery, since they are thermophilic and halotolerant, produce exopolymers (up to 11.8 mg/mg) and acids, show emulsifying activity (E<sub>24</sub> up to 7.5%), and are able to grow in kerosene as carbon source; these strains may also be used in biodesulphurization since they can grow in dibenzothiophene producing 2-hydroxybiphenyl under thermophilic conditions (up to 2.9 mg/L).
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It is part of: Environmental Technology, 2010, vol. 31, num. 8-9, p. 957-966
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ISSN: 0959-3330
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