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Table 2 Degradation of n -alkanes by Rhodococcus opacus R7

From: Biodegradation of variable-chain-length n-alkanes in Rhodococcus opacus R7 and the involvement of an alkane hydroxylase system in the metabolism

n-Alkane Carbon atoms Rhodococcus opacusR7
Hexane 6 -
Octane 8 -
Decane 10 +
Dodecane 12 +
Hexadecane 16 +
Eicosane 20 +
Tetracosane 24 +
Hexatriacontane 36 +
  1. -, no growth; +, growth.