Effects of oil spills on microbial heterotrophs in Antarctic soils

@article{Aislabie2001EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of oil spills on microbial heterotrophs in Antarctic soils},
  author={Jackie M. Aislabie and Rhonda Fraser and Shona M Duncan and Roberta L. Farrell},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={24},
  pages={308-313}
}
Abstract. Oil spillage on the moist coastal soils of the Ross Sea region of Antarctica can impact on populations of microbial heterotrophs in these soils, as determined by viable plate counts and a most probable number technique. Elevated numbers of culturable hydrocarbon degraders, bacteria and fungi were detected in surface and subsurface soils from oil-contaminated sites, compared with nearby control sites. Culturable yeasts were not detected in soil from coastal control sites, yet reached… CONTINUE READING

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