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Effect of diesel fuel on growth of selected plant species

Effect of diesel fuel on growth of selected plant species

Environmental Geochemistry and Health 21(4): 353-357

ISSN/ISBN: 0269-4042

DOI: 10.1023/a:1006744603461

Diesel oil is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons with an average carbon number of C8-C26. The majority of components consist of alkanes, both straight chained and branched and aromatic compounds including mono-, di- and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Regardless of this complexity, diesel oil can be readily degraded by a number of soil microorganisms making it a likely candidate for bioremediation.

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