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Biotransformation of petroleum hydrocarbons and microbial communities in seawater with oil dispersions and copepod feces
Description: To determine biotransformation of components in crude oil dispersions in the presence of feces from marine copepods, dispersed oil was incubated alone, with the addition of clean or oil-containing feces. The authors of this paper hypothesized that the feces would contribute with nutrients to bacteria, and higher concentrations of oil-degrading bacteria, respectively. Presence of clean feces resulted in higher degradation of aromatic oil compounds, but lower degradation of n-alkanes. Presence of oil-containing feces resulted in higher degradation of n-alkanes. [Source: Marine Pollution Bulletin]
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Source: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Publish Date: 12/30/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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