First Report on Recruits of Bigeye Thresher Shark Alopias Superciliosus (Laminiformes: Alopidae) with Largest Birth Size from Indian Waters

Authors(4) :-Diana Benjamin, Madhusoodana Kurup B, M. Harikrishnan, Benjamin C. Varghese

Benzene is a highly toxic organic contaminant having carcinogenic potential and a serious ground water contaminant. Refinery industry is a major source of benzene contamination in the environment. The present paper focuses on biodegradation of benzene under anaerobic condition by using enriched microbial consortium. Enriched bacterial isolates, identified by 16S rRNA sequencing technique were taxonomically 99% similar to Bacillus cereus strain BC2, Citrobacter freundii strain : A11-1, Bacillus cereus strain SS263-3, Brevibacterium linens strain S402003. A bioreactor was designed & developed for the study of biodegradation of benzene with different concentrations (5, 10, 25 ppm). 94.3 % degradation was observed in 5 ppm followed by 10 and 25 ppm i.e. 67.08 % & 51.3 % respectively. Results of this study indicated that these genera may play an active role in bioremediation of benzene.

Authors and Affiliations

Diana Benjamin
School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Cochin, Kerala, India
Madhusoodana Kurup B
Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Cochin, Kerala, India
M. Harikrishnan
School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Cochin, Kerala, India
Benjamin C. Varghese
Fishery Survey of India, Kochangadi,Kochi, Kerala, India

Alopias superciliosus, Bigeye Thresher Shark, pregnant, embryo, size at birth, Elasmobranch

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | July-August 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-07-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 216-220
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET15149
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Diana Benjamin, Madhusoodana Kurup B, M. Harikrishnan, Benjamin C. Varghese, " First Report on Recruits of Bigeye Thresher Shark Alopias Superciliosus (Laminiformes: Alopidae) with Largest Birth Size from Indian Waters, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.216-220, July-August-2015.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET15149

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