Table 2.

Metabolites detected during growth of the different strains on phytol

Pseudomonas nauticaMarinobacter hydrocarbonoclasticusMarinobacter sp. strain CAB
Biodegradation (%)267563
Bacterial numeration (cells/ml)<3 × 104 <3 × 104 3.5 × 107
MetaboliteCompound(s)Relative percentage of metabolite by organisma
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185.891.16Traceb
19 and 200.250.130.14
210.100.110.24
22TraceTraceTrace
230.17Trace
10.180.290.79
3Trace0.260.62
40.090.050.07
10TraceTrace0.01
110.430.020.04
243.710.390.25
25 and 26Trace0.110.15
270.410.43
28 and 290.050.12
  • a Relative percentages were based on the amount of degraded substrate (accuracy estimated to be ±0.01%).

  • b Trace, relative percentage of <0.01.