Microbial transformation of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill—past, present, and future perspectives

Abstract

The Deepwater Horizon blowout, which occurred on April 20, 2010, resulted in an unprecedented oil spill. Despite a complex effort to cap the well, oil and gas spewed from the site until July 15, 2010. Although a large proportion of the hydrocarbons was depleted via natural processes and human intervention, a substantial portion of the oil remained… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00603

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