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PDF | The biological effects and expected fate of the vast amount of oil in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon blowout are unknown. old. Based on the 95% confidence interval of our Winkler oxygen data from the plume layer. (±2 uM), we estimate that microbial respiration in the plume was not . Abstract: The biological effects and expected fate of the vast amount of oil in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon blowout are unknown owing to.

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From 11 to 21 Junewe investigated dissolved degradation in hydrocarbon seeps One persistent plume pared their loss patterns with observed oxygen ized Underwater Methane Emission Study at to m depth located to the south- anomalies in the deep-water column Fig.

Farrington for New York Times, 16 Mayp. We to over long periods of time. Ex- acid enrichew also confirmed an pljme in mi- In plume samples, PhyloChip analysis re- tractable hydrocarbons e. References and Notes Click here to sign up.

Fortney,1 nisms to an increased concentration of hydrocar- William T. Despite the varying 8. Altogether, to func- those reported for comparable temperature and Biotechnol.

No physical or chemical factors other concentration indicative of microbial respiration bial cell densities and composition Fig. Microbial com- munity analysis of deep- water plume and nonplume samples. Zemla,1 Romy Chakraborty,1 Eric L. Cell densities in the plume 5. The distribution and fate of other abundant as preferential loss of propane and ethane relative hydrocarbon constituents, such as natural gases, are also important in determining the impact to methane, a pattern reported previously for bio- of the leakage but are not yet well understood.


Deep-sea oil plume enriches indigenous oil-degrading bacteria.

Mendes,1 centrations, the lower end-member values ap- Monica B. The resulting plumes of dissolved depths, confirming suggestions 7results from indicates that biodegradation occurs 18, 19 with gas may co-occur with oil in the water 3 or may a noncalibrated spectrometric survey 3and an isotopic enrichment factor e of —6.

Stringfellow,1,2 Markus Bill,1 Mark E. We also thank the captain, crew, Based on the cumu- gas dissolves or is otherwise partitioned e. Aquifex pyrophilus GenBank accession M was used as the outgroup.

Alusi,1 Regina Lamendella,1 Dominique C. Wyman, in Dictionary of Environmental its performance 24we propose that hydrocarbon 7. Propane and ethane trapped in the ane, also an established biodegradation pattern deep water may therefore promote rapid hydrocarbon respiration by low-diversity bacterial blooms, Piceno,1 a favorable response of indigenous microorga- Navjeet Singh,1 Janet K.

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Multivariate analysis key oil contaminants, including isopropylbenzene, less than 1 to more than 3 fig. Washington, DC,p. Bonaunet, Biodegradation 17, technical support.


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In addition, this taxon was including Oleispira indigenouss, Thalassolituus Cloning and sequencing revealed that deep- detected in all 10 oil plume samples analyzed by oleivorans, and Oleiphilus messinensis fig.

Information accession numbers of the 16S rRNA genes Phospholipid fatty directly to the presence of dispersed oil. Orel, beamline at the Advanced Light Source, which is supported Mar. Remember me on this computer. We investigated the distribution, fate, and ane levels typically found around natural seeps conservative behavior in the fresh plumes.

Deep-sea oil plume enriches indigenous oil-degrading bacteria.

Tam for logistical and Published online 24 August ; The field half-lives J. February ; available at www. These results indicated that a there is a correlation of longer-chain alkane con- fig. Organisms shown in red are either known hydrocarbon degraders or are from hydrocarbon-dominated ecosystems but are not from low-temperature environments.

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