Diverse, rare microbial taxa responded to the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea hydrocarbon plume

@article{Kleindienst2016DiverseRM,
  title={Diverse, rare microbial taxa responded to the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea hydrocarbon plume},
  author={Sara Kleindienst and Sharon L. Grim and Mitchell L. Sogin and Annalisa Bracco and Melitza Crespo-Medina and Samantha B. Joye},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={10},
  pages={400-415}
}
The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil well blowout generated an enormous plume of dispersed hydrocarbons that substantially altered the Gulf of Mexico’s deep-sea microbial community. A significant enrichment of distinct microbial populations was observed, yet, little is known about the abundance and richness of specific microbial ecotypes involved in gas, oil and… CONTINUE READING