Propane respiration jump-starts microbial response to a deep oil spill.

Abstract

The Deepwater Horizon event resulted in suspension of oil in the Gulf of Mexico water column because the leakage occurred at great depth. The distribution and fate of other abundant hydrocarbon constituents, such as natural gases, are also important in determining the impact of the leakage but are not yet well understood. From 11 to 21 June 2010, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1196830

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