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Table 1 Loss of hydrocarbons from a heating oil in the presence of P.aeruginosa ATCC 55925 without and with biosurfactant at different times

From: Biosurfactant-mediated biodegradation of straight and methyl-branched alkanes by Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 55925

H.C. a Demonstrable degradation of hydrocarbon without biosurfactantc (%) Demonstrable degradation of hydrocarbon with biosurfactantc (%)
Day 5 20 5 20
A (C11) 0 ± 0 6 ± 1 10 ± 0 49 ± 2
B (C12) 7 ± 1 34 ± 3 31 ± 2 73 ± 3
C (C13) 25 ± 1 50 ± 5 59 ± 2 85 ± 1
F (C14) 29 ± 2 73 ± 4 80 ± 5 99 ± 0
Hb 3 ± 0 14 ± 1 60 ± 3 100 ± 0
I (C15) 23 ± 2 85 ± 3 80 ± 3 99 ± 1
J (C16) 38 ± 0 79 ± 2 77 ± 3 99 ± 1
Kb 13 ± 2 19 ± 0 57 ± 3 100 ± 0
L(C17) 39 ± 3 97 ± 4 79 ± 2 99 ± 0
Mb 6 ± 0 31 ± 2 53 ± 2 100 ± 0
N(C18) 29 ± 4 97 ± 6 75 ± 6 99 ± 1
Ob 5 ± 0 18 ± 2 60 ± 3 100 ± 0
P(C19) 28 ± 1 100 ± 0 74 ± 6 100 ± 0
Q(C20) 24 ± 6 100 ± 0 67 ± 5 100 ± 0
R(C21) 30 ± 2 100 ± 0 74 ± 4 100 ± 0
  1. aHydrocarbon. bIso-alkanes. ccorrected values against the abiotic loss.