Oil-loving microbes could gobble up slicks and spills

Spills of crude oil that devastate huge areas of the oceanic environment could be cleaned up by naturally occurring microorganisms. It’s one application of new research into how bacteria break down oil, which could also help oil companies assess the quality of new reserves. In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill released around 5 million […]

Oil-loving microbes could gobble up slicks and spills

Spills of crude oil that devastate huge areas of the oceanic environment could be cleaned up by naturally occurring microorganisms.

Wed 7 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Oil-loving microbes could gobble up slicks and spills, Wed 7 Feb 18 from Science Blog

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