Published February 7, 2018 | Version v1
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Microbial Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon– Contaminated Marine Environments

  • 1. Univ. Manouba, ISBST, BVBGR-LR11ES31, Biotechpole Sidi Thabet, Ariana, Tunisia
  • 2. Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero (IAMC)-CNR of Messina, Messina, Italy
  • 3. Laboratory of Microorganisms and Active Biomolecules, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia


Petroleum pollution has become a serious environmental problem, which can cause harmful damage to the environment and human health. Various physicochemical and biological treatments were developed for the cleanup of contaminated environments.
However, bioremediation based on the metabolic capabilities of microorganisms is considered as the most basic and reliable way to eliminate contaminants, particularly petroleum and its recalcitrant compounds. It is more effective alternative comparing to classical remediation techniques.


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