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Marine microorganisms make a meal of oil
Hundreds of millions of litres of petroleum enter the environment from both natural and anthropogenic sources every year. The input from natural marine oil seeps alone would be enough to cover all ofExpand
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Robust Hydrocarbon Degradation and Dynamics of Bacterial Communities during Nutrient-Enhanced Oil Spill Bioremediation
ABSTRACT Degradation of oil on beaches is, in general, limited by the supply of inorganic nutrients. In order to obtain a more systematic understanding of the effects of nutrient addition on oilExpand
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Relationships between Microbial Community Structure and Hydrochemistry in a Landfill Leachate-Polluted Aquifer
ABSTRACT Knowledge about the relationship between microbial community structure and hydrogeochemistry (e.g., pollution, redox and degradation processes) in landfill leachate-polluted aquifers isExpand
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Positive effects of organic farming on below-ground mutualists: large-scale comparison of mycorrhizal fungal communities in agricultural soils.
*The impact of various agricultural practices on soil biodiversity and, in particular, on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), is still poorly understood, although AMF can provide benefit to plantsExpand
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Bacterial Community Dynamics and Hydrocarbon Degradation during a Field-Scale Evaluation of Bioremediation on a Mudflat Beach Contaminated with Buried Oil
ABSTRACT A field-scale experiment with a complete randomized block design was performed to study the degradation of buried oil on a shoreline over a period of almost 1 year. The following fourExpand
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The microbiology of hydrocarbon degradation in subsurface petroleum reservoirs: perspectives and prospects.
The majority of the Earth's petroleum resource is partly biodegraded. This is of considerable practical significance and can limit economic exploitation of petroleum reserves and lead to problemsExpand
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Community assembly, species richness and nestedness of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in agricultural soils
Understanding how communities assemble is a central goal of ecology. This is particularly relevant for communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), because the community composition of theseExpand
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Molecular diversity and distribution of aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading anaerobes across a landfill leachate plume.
Natural attenuation of the mono-aromates benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene occurs under iron-reducing conditions in a leachate-contaminated aquifer near the Banisveld landfill, theExpand
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Phylogenetic and physiological diversity of dissimilatory ferric iron reducers in sediments of the polluted Scheldt estuary, Northwest Europe.
The potential for dissimilatory ferric iron [Fe(III)] reduction in intertidal sediments of the polluted Scheldt estuary, Northwest Europe, was assessed by combining field-based geochemicalExpand
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Biogeochemistry and isotope geochemistry of a landfill leachate plume.
The biogeochemical processes were identified which improved the leachate composition in the flow direction of a landfill leachate plume (Banisveld, The Netherlands). Groundwater observation wellsExpand
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