Bioremediation of oil by marine microbial mats

  title={Bioremediation of oil by marine microbial mats},
  author={Y. Cohen},
  journal={International Microbiology},
  • Y. Cohen
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International Microbiology
  • Abstract. Cyanobacterial mats developing in oil-contaminated sabkhas along the African coasts of the Gulf of Suez and in the pristine Solar Lake, Sinai, were collected for laboratory studies. Samples of both mats showed efficient degradation of crude oil in the light, followed by development of an intense bloom of Phormidium spp. and Oscillatoria spp. Isolated cyanobacterial strains, however, did not degrade crude oil in axenic cultures. Strains of sulfate-reducing bacteria and aerobic… CONTINUE READING
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