Degradation of weathered oil by mixed marine bacteria and the toxicity of accumulated water-soluble material to two marine crustacea.

@article{Shelton1999DegradationOW,
  title={Degradation of weathered oil by mixed marine bacteria and the toxicity of accumulated water-soluble material to two marine crustacea.},
  author={Michael E. Shelton and Peter J. Chapman and Steven S. Foss and William S. Fisher},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1999},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={13-20}
}
Artificially weathered crude oil was degraded by four diverse cultures of mixed marine bacteria under optimized conditions for 7 and 14 days. Loss in total weight of starting oil (30 g) ranged from 6.8-17.3% in biologically active incubations compared with only 0. 9-1.1% in sterile and nutrient-limited controls. In all incubations, both neutral and acidic water-soluble fractions (WSF) were accumulated. In biologically active systems, 50.9-249.0 mg neutral and 63.3-406.8 mg acidic WSF were… CONTINUE READING

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