Environmental Science
Physicochemical characterization of biodegradable polymer polyhydroxybutyrate from halophilic bacterium local strain Halomonas elongata

W.O.S. Rizki; E. Ratnaningsih; D.G.T. Andini; S. Komariah; A.T. Simbara; R. Hertadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 February 2024


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Petroleum-based plastics produce tremendous amounts of plastic waste every year, which contributes to environmental problems. Biological polymers, such as polyhydroxybutyrate, have caught attention as an ecofriendly substitute to petroleum-based plastics. The present study ...  Read More

Environmental Science
Isolation and characterization of mercuric reductase by newly isolated halophilic bacterium, Bacillus firmus MN8

M. Noroozi; M.A. Amoozegar; A.A. Pourbabaei; N.S. Naghavi; Z. Nourmohammadi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 427-436


  The current study was aimed at isolating and identifying the halophilic and halotolerant bacteria which can produce mercuric reductase in Gavkhuni wetland in Iran. Moreover, tracking and sequencing merA gene and kinetic properties of mercuric reductase in the selected strain were performed in this study. ...  Read More