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Which microbe is used as a solvent and applied in microbial oil recovery?

(a) Leuconostoc

(b) Xanthomonas

(c) Brevibacterium

(d) Klebsiella

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The question is from Microbial Extraction of Petroleum topic in division Bioleaching and Biomining for Recovery of Resources of Environmental Biotechnology

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Correct choice is (d) Klebsiella

The explanation is: Klebsiella is used as a solvent in the application of microbial oil recovery. It helps to dissolve rocks for greater permeability and also used in oil viscosity reduction.

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