A strain NAPH6 of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, isolated from contaminated seawater taken from the fishing harbor of Sfax, Tunisia, was able to degrade almost completly the naphthalene (200 mg/l) and the aliphatic hydrocarbons of crude oil (1%, v/v), after 7 and 20 days of culture, respectively, at 30 g/l NaCl. Moreover, the isolated NAPH6 exhibited a notable potentiality to synthesize biological surfactants (BS-NAPH6) on inexpensive carbon sources. The Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analysis suggested that BS-NAPH6 belonged to the glycolipid family. Besides, BS-NAPH6 displayed a high steadiness against a wide spectrum of pHs, temperatures and salinities. The treatment of human HEK293 cells by different concentrations of BS-NAPH6 displayed that this latter exhibited no cytotoxic effect at concentrations below 200 μg/mL. Furthermore, the application of BS-NAPH6 in hydrocarbons removal from polluted soil, demonstrated that it was more efficient than tested chemical surfactants. Interestingly, BS-NAPH6 highlighted a significant healing activity on the wound site in a rat model compared to a commercial cream. Due to their attractive biological properties, strain NAPH6 as well as its biosurfactant BS-NAPH6 are considered as promising candidates for various applications including environmental and biomedical ones.

Hentati, D., Chebbi, A., Mahmoudi, A., Hadrich, F., Cheffi, M., Frikha, I., et al. (2021). Biodegradation of hydrocarbons and biosurfactants production by a newly halotolerant Pseudomonas sp. strain isolated from contaminated seawater, 166, 107861 [10.1016/j.bej.2020.107861].

Biodegradation of hydrocarbons and biosurfactants production by a newly halotolerant Pseudomonas sp. strain isolated from contaminated seawater

Chebbi A.;
2021

Abstract

A strain NAPH6 of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, isolated from contaminated seawater taken from the fishing harbor of Sfax, Tunisia, was able to degrade almost completly the naphthalene (200 mg/l) and the aliphatic hydrocarbons of crude oil (1%, v/v), after 7 and 20 days of culture, respectively, at 30 g/l NaCl. Moreover, the isolated NAPH6 exhibited a notable potentiality to synthesize biological surfactants (BS-NAPH6) on inexpensive carbon sources. The Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analysis suggested that BS-NAPH6 belonged to the glycolipid family. Besides, BS-NAPH6 displayed a high steadiness against a wide spectrum of pHs, temperatures and salinities. The treatment of human HEK293 cells by different concentrations of BS-NAPH6 displayed that this latter exhibited no cytotoxic effect at concentrations below 200 μg/mL. Furthermore, the application of BS-NAPH6 in hydrocarbons removal from polluted soil, demonstrated that it was more efficient than tested chemical surfactants. Interestingly, BS-NAPH6 highlighted a significant healing activity on the wound site in a rat model compared to a commercial cream. Due to their attractive biological properties, strain NAPH6 as well as its biosurfactant BS-NAPH6 are considered as promising candidates for various applications including environmental and biomedical ones.
Hentati, D., Chebbi, A., Mahmoudi, A., Hadrich, F., Cheffi, M., Frikha, I., et al. (2021). Biodegradation of hydrocarbons and biosurfactants production by a newly halotolerant Pseudomonas sp. strain isolated from contaminated seawater, 166, 107861 [10.1016/j.bej.2020.107861].
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