An oil-eating bacterium that can clean up pollution and spills

Cleaning up oil spills is a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Now, that somebody might turn out to be a hungry little bacterium named Alcanivorax borkumensis, which is known to chow down on the hydrocarbons that make up oil. Researchers at the INRS in Canada have isolated the key enzymes that A. borkumensis uses, and put them to work cleaning soil samples in the lab... Continue Reading Oil-eating bacterium could help slurp up spills Category: Environment Tags: Bacteria Enzyme Gulf Oil Spill hydrocarbon Ocean Pollution Related Articles: Reusable sponge cleans up oil on and below the water's surface New study reverses Alzheimer's in mice, while similar big clinical trial fails Gulf oil spill disaster: a closer look at the clean-up options Underwater Voraxial Separator to be trialed

An oil-eating bacterium that can clean up pollution and spills

Oil spills and their impact on the environment are a source of concern for scientists. These disasters occur on a regular basis, leading to messy decontamination challenges that require massive ...

Tue 10 Apr 18 from Phys.org

Oil-eating bacterium could help slurp up spills

Cleaning up oil spills is a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Now, that somebody might turn out to be a hungry little bacterium named Alcanivorax borkumensis, which is known to chow ...

Tue 10 Apr 18 from Gizmag

Scientists discover oil-eating bacteria that could clean up ocean

Researchers at a university in Canada have discovered an oil-eating bacterium. The bacterium could be used to quickly decontaminate areas affected by spills.

Tue 10 Apr 18 from Daily Mail

An oil-eating bacterium that can help clean up pollution and spills

Oil spills occur on a regular basis, leading to messy decontamination challenges. But however widespread and serious the damage may be, the solution could be microscopic -- Alcanivorax borkumensis ...

Mon 9 Apr 18 from ScienceDaily

An oil-eating bacterium that can help clean up pollution and spills, Mon 9 Apr 18 from Eurekalert

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