CHARACTERIZATION OF EFFICIENT BIOSUFACTANTS PRODUCING BACTERIA AND ITS EFFICACY ON BIOREMEDIATION OF CRUDE OILM. Tajunnisa and Gayathri V.
The present work was aimed to isolate efficient hydrocarbon degrading and biosurfactant producing bacteria strain from oil contaminated site. Biosurfactant are low molecular surface active compounds involved in the degradation of hydrocarbons. Biosurfactant activity of isolated strain were detected by using different screening method. The study showed that efficient biosurfactant producing bacteria were identified as Arthrobacter globiformis. More over, crude oil degradation as consortium degraded more effectively than individual strain.