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Bioprospection of bacteria and yeasts from Atlantic Rainforest soil capable of growing in crude-glycerol residues

E. A. A. Duarte, Lacerda, Jr, G. V., de Oliveira, T. A. S., Brendel, M., Loguercio, L. L., and Cascardo, J. Cde M., Bioprospection of bacteria and yeasts from Atlantic Rainforest soil capable of growing in crude-glycerol residues, vol. 12, pp. 4422-4433, 2013.

The increasing world production of biodiesel has resulted in an accumulation of crude glycerol as the major byproduct. This could be used as carbon source for industrial microbiology, with economic and environmental advantages for the biodiesel industry. We explored an Atlantic Rainforest soil sample to search for crude glycerol-degrading microorganisms. Microcosms of this soil were established containing minimal medium + 8% crude glycerol (w/w); the biological activity was measured by respirometry.

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