Diversity and abundance of bacteria in an underground oil-storage cavity

  title={Diversity and abundance of bacteria in an underground oil-storage cavity},
  author={Kazuya Watanabe and Yumiko Kodama and Nobuo Kaku},
  journal={BMC Microbiology},
  pages={23 - 23}
Microorganisms inhabiting subterranean oil fields have recently attracted much attention. Since intact groundwater can easily be obtained from the bottom of underground oil-storage cavities without contamination by surface water, studies on such oil-storage cavities are expected to provide valuable information to understand microbial ecology of subterranean oil fields. DNA was extracted from the groundwater obtained from an oil-storage cavity situated at Kuji in Iwate, Japan, and 16S rRNA gene… CONTINUE READING


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