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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B61/S25.051

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF RHODOCOCCUS SP. AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS IN THE REMEDIATION PROCESSES OF CONTAMINATED ECOSYSTEMS

P. Svanova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-20-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 1, 365-372 pp

ABSTRACT
Bacterial communities are known to be important components of the Earth’s biosphere. Still, their coexistence and species variations have not been examined thoroughly. The paper focuses on the bacterial strain of Rhodococcus sp. CCM 4446 and its significant phenotype and physiological characteristics, which are contrasted to its closest relative species within the up-to-date taxonomic position of the strain. The geographic context of the closest relative species’ occurrence shows that the strain is a generally widespread species and its activity as well as its hitherto proved utilisation and resistance capacities play an important role in the remediation of ecosystems contaminated by mining and heavy industry.

Keywords: taxonomic position; diversity; phenotype study; utilisation and resistance capacities; Rhodococcus sp.