Using Eucalypt Oil as a Carbon Source for Deriving Other Compounds: Development of a microbial library

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  • Published: 22 Jun 2007

  • Author(s): Dumsday, Geoff, et al

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Land damage by salinity is a serious issue for Australian landowners and agricultural producers.
To address this, farmers are planting trees- in many cases oil mallees- which will gradually resolve the increasing salinity in the area. Such large plantations of Eucalyptus will result in an abundance of leaf oil. This represents an opportunity for Australia to discover and improve on eucalyptus oil applications. This publication describes the use of a proprietary device to develop a microbial library of microbes that consume 1,8-cineole as the sole carbon source. It also provides a cursory analysis of some of the by-product derivatives produced by these discovered microbes and suggests future directions as to their application.