Petroleum-degrading achlorophyllous alga Prototheca zopfii

  title={Petroleum-degrading achlorophyllous alga Prototheca zopfii},
  author={James D. Walker and Rita R. Colwell and Z. Vaituzis and Solti A. Meyer},
ONE of the objectives of this research programme is to enumerate and identify petroleum-degrading microorganisms occurring in Chesapeake Bay, to assess the potential of these microorganisms to degrade petroleum in vitro and in situ and to determine the types of petroleum degraded1. We are sampling two locations in Chesapeake Bay at monthly intervals. One is Colgate Creek, an oil-contaminated site in Baltimore Harbour, the other is an area south of Parson's Island in Eastern Bay, a non-polluted… CONTINUE READING
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