Effect of Gross Pollution by Kerosine Hydrocarbons on the Microflora of a Moorland Soil

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THE microbiology of the degradation of hydrocarbons in soil has been studied in some detail1–4; as well as the many bacteria able to oxidize alkanes, certain fungi are thought to be involved to a significant degree in moorland soil5.

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JONES, J., KNIGHT, M. & BYROM, J. Effect of Gross Pollution by Kerosine Hydrocarbons on the Microflora of a Moorland Soil. Nature 227, 1166 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271166a0

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