In the two past decades, phenolic compounds had different modern application and their use in densification is increased due to Covid 19. Discharge of these dangerous materials is highly toxic and cause risk and severe problems to environment, human health, animals and aquatic life. Phenol degradation is very essential due to high toxicity and stability. This study aimed to isolation of phenol-degrading aerobic bacteria from hydrocarbon contaminated soil or wastewater, collected from the industrial area of Jeddah. Different bacterial isolates were obtained on minimal medium containing phenol as carbon source.
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