Natural Sunlight Shapes Crude Oil-Degrading Bacterial Communities in Northern Gulf of Mexico Surface Waters

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Bacosa, Hernando P. ; Liu, Zhanfei ; Erdner, Deana L. (2015)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology, volume 6 (issn: 1664-302X, eissn: 1664-302X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01325/full, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01325, pmc: PMC4664628
  • Subject: oil pollution | sunlight | photooxidation | Gulf of Mexico | Microbiology | biodegradation | bacterial community | QR1-502 | Original Research | deepwater horizon | Corexit

Following the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) spill in 2010, an enormous amount of oil was observed in the deep and surface waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Surface waters are characterized by intense sunlight and high temperature during summer. While the oil-degrading ba... View more
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