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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:5, May, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 680-691

Bioremediation of Oil Spill in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by using Fungi Isolated from Polluted Soils
A.M. Moustafa*
Biology Department, College of Science and Arts,Unaizah, Qassim University, KSA
*Corresponding author

In the present study, soil samples were collected from Shaybah field (Ar Rub' al Khali), Aramco company (Dammam), Salwa beach and Dammam ports of Saudia Arabia. Soil fungi were isolated, identified and screened the ability of isolated fungi for crude oil biodegradation. Aspergillus niger and Fusarium oxysporum showed the highest frequency represented by (9.8 %) for each, followed by Drechslera spicifera, P.chrysogenum, which represented by 7.8% and 7.5% respectively. Penicillium documbens and Aspergillus flavus were represented by 7.2% for each, followed by Aspergillus candidus and Verticillium dahliae represented by 6.2%, 6.5 % respectively. The biodegradability of isolated fungi was measured and the results showed that Aspergillus niger and Lichtheimia ramosa were the most efficient fungi in reducing of oil spill from the environment.

Keywords: Bioremediation,oil spill, biodegradation, fungi,polluted soil, Saudi Arabia.

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Moustafa, A.M., 2016. Bioremediation of Oil Spill in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by using Fungi Isolated from Polluted Soils. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 680-691. doi:
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