The researchers said that the new bacteria plays an important role in completing the cycle of biodegradation research and soil carbon.
Researchers have discovered a new species of bacteria, which is particularly adept at destroying the organic material around us or dividing them into small pieces. Also, these bacteria play an important role in the elimination of cancer-causing chemicals. These chemicals emit mainly on burning coal, gas, oil and waste products. Researchers say that these bacteria play an important role in reducing soil pollution. As well as fight climate change.
International Journal explained
Microbial Ecology Professor Dan Buckley, along with colleagues at Lycoming College and five other researchers at Cornell University, conducted the study. The new bacteria have been described in detail in the ‘International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology’. The new bacteria belong to the genus Parabrucholdaria, which are known for their ability to destroy hydrocarbon compounds (aromatic compounds) such as benzene and toluene. Some of their species also have the ability to form root nodules, due to which they also maintain the balance of atmospheric nitrogen.
Divides bacteria into small pieces
The researchers said that in the first phase of the study, we had to sequence bacterial bacterium ribosomal RNA genes, which provided genetic evidence to suggest that Madseniana is a unique species of bacteria. During the study of the new bacteria, researchers found that mudseniana specifically splits aromatic hydrocarbons into small pieces, forming lignin. It is a major component of plant biomass and organic matter. Aromatic hydrocarbons are also found in toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) pollution.
It is also helpful in forecasting the climate
The researchers said that this means that the new bacteria plays an important role in completing the cycle of biodegradation research (biodegradation research) and soil carbon. Preliminary research suggests that plants feed carbon to bacteria, and in turn, bacteria destroy organic materials in the soil. In this whole process, trees get plenty of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. Researchers said these bacteria may also be important in making predictions about soil stability and the global climate.