Impact of anthracene addition on microbial community structure in soil microcosms from contaminated and uncontaminated sites
Wang Q, Zhang S, Zou L, Xie S
College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.
This paper aims to investigate the impact of anthracene addition on microbial community in agricultural soil irrigated with tap water or reclaimed wastewater.
The changes of microbial community were characterized by terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism in combination with 16S rRNA gene clone library analysis.
A significant change in microbial community composition was observed during the biodegradation of anthracene, with dominantly enriched members from the genus Methylophilus.
This work might be useful for developing techniques for the isolation of novel putative PAH degrader.