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Marine microbiology: Community clean up

A combination of metagenomics and stable isotope probing provides new insight into the community-wide degradation of hydrocarbons released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Figure 1: DNA-SIP metagenomic experimental strategy for the identification and characterization of hydrocarbon-degrading microorgansims from DWH oil spill deep-plume and surface-slick samples.


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Mackelprang, R., Mason, O. Marine microbiology: Community clean up. Nat Microbiol 1, 16102 (2016).

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