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Title: Bacillus thuringiensis B1(2015b) is a gram-positive bacteria able to degrade naproxen and ibuprofen
Authors: Marchlewicz, Ariel
Domaradzka, Dorota
Guzik, Urszula
Wojcieszyńska, Danuta
Keywords: Bacillus; Naproxen; Ibuprofen; Biodegradation
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 2016, Vol. 227, no. 6
Abstract: A Gram-positive bacterium, designated as strain B1(2015b), was isolated from the soil of the chemical factory BOrganika-Azot^ in Jaworzno, Poland. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the isolated strain was classified as a Bacillus thuringiensis species. Strain B1(2015b) is able to degrade ibuprofen and naproxen, however, these compounds are not sufficient carbon sources for this strain. In the presence of glucose, Bacillus thuringiensis B1(2015b) degrades ibuprofen and naproxen with higher efficiency. Twenty milligrams per liter of ibuprofen was degraded within 6 days and 6 mg l−1 of naproxen was removed within 35 days. Simultaneously, the growth of the bacterial culture was observed. The obtained results suggest that Bacillus thuringiensis B1(2015b) appears to be a powerful and useful tool in the bioremediation of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-contaminated environment.
DOI: 10.1007/s11270-016-2893-0
ISSN: 0049-6979
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