Biodesulfurization of dibenzothiophene by growing cells of Gordonia sp. in batch cultures.

Biotechnology letters

PubMedID: 16802103

Li W, Wang MD, Chen H, Chen JM, Shi Y. Biodesulfurization of dibenzothiophene by growing cells of Gordonia sp. in batch cultures. Biotechnol Lett. 2006;28(15):1175-9.
A new isolate, identified as Gordonia sp. ZD-7 by 16S rDNA sequence analysis, grew in n-hexadecane containing dibenzothiophene (DBT) which was degraded from 2.8 mM to 0.2 mM within 48 h. Biodesulfurization could be repeatedly performed for more than 190 h, with average desulfurization rates of 5 mmol DBT kg cells (dry wt)(-1) h(-1).