عنوان مقاله [English]
Crude oil is one of the most important contaminant areas. In recent years, investigating halotorerant fungi enzymes has confirmed their potential in biodegradation of crude oil. The aim of the current study is biodegradation of crude oil by halotolerant fungal Embellisia sp. The fungal strain was isolated by enrichment approach in PDA. Fungal strain was cultured in Minimal Salt Medium (MSM) containing 1% crude oil and salinity of 2.5% and 5%. Also, blank samples were used for each salinity. Cultured fungus was incubated in shaker flasks for 14 days. Biodegradation of crude oil in salinity of 0, 2.5 % and 5 % was 62.1 %, 37,3 % and 44,7 %, respectively. Finally, we can introduce Embellisia sp. for bioremediation of crude oil in saline contaminated regions. Although more extent experimental such as optimization of crude oil removal and also investigating the major mechanism of oil removal is essential.