Sampling Microbial Communities in Beach Sand

Sampling Microbial Communities in Beach Sand

Researchers are shown gathering samples of microbial communities in layers of sand containing oil. They found that the perturbation led to growth of a succession of microbes that broke down portions of the oil over time. (Credit: Markus Huettel)

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Environment, Life Sciences and Biology, Research
Keywords
Deepwater Horizon, microbe, microbial community, oil, oil pollution
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 4, 2015 - 11:23am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:39pm