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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

On-line version ISSN 1678-4405

Abstract

SOUZA-FAGUNDES, Elaine M. et al. Thiocyanate degradation by pure and mixed cultures of microorganisms. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2004, vol.35, n.4, pp. 333-336. ISSN 1678-4405.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822004000300012.

A mixed culture and a pure bacterial strain (BMV8) were isolated from a bioreactor for thiocyanate treatment. Both cultures removed 5 mM of thiocyanate from the medium in 36 hours. The mixed culture was able to tolerate concentrations up to 60 mM. The efficiency of thiocyanate degradation decreased when the cells were immobilized.

Keywords : biodegradation; cyanate; immobilization; microorganisms; thiocyanate.

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