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Blueprint of an oil-eating bacterium

The genome sequence of a bacterium that degrades marine hydrocarbons should facilitate bioremediation efforts.

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Figure 1: Some of the mechanisms for oil degradation and survival encoded by the A. borkumensis SK2 genome.

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de Lorenzo, V. Blueprint of an oil-eating bacterium. Nat Biotechnol 24, 952–953 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt0806-952

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