Table 1.

Growth and picric acid degradation rates ofNocardioides sp. strain CB 22-2

Mineral salts mediumGrowth conditionsGrowth rate (h−1)Degradation rate (μmol/h/g [dry wt] of cells)Yield (g [dry wt] of cells/g of picric acid)Amt of nitrite released (mol/mol of picric acid)
AFlask0.058 ± 0.0039200.27 ± 0.022.9 ± 0.1
AFermentor0.087 ± 0.0011,6000.29 ± 0.022.9 ± 0.1
BFlask0.035 ± 0.0028500.19 ± 0.022.2 ± 0.2