Persistence and biodegradation of oil at the ocean floor following Deepwater Horizon
Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016
Recommended citation: SC Bagby, CM Reddy, C Aeppli, GB Fisher, and DL Valentine. (2016). "Persistence and biodegradation of oil at the ocean floor following Deepwater Horizon." PNAS 114(1):E9. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1610110114.
A novel chemical fingerprint identifies sediment samples contaminated with oil from Deepwater Horizon, and the loss rates of 125 hydrocarbon analytes in these samples show that contamination level strongly influences chemical structure-based trends in biodegradation kinetics. Hydrocarbon geochemistry, statistics, more statistics.
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