Harnessing the Potential of Native Microbial Communities for Bioremediation of Oil Spills in the Iberian Peninsula NW Coast.

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Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Document Type: Article
Length: 405 words
Lexile Measure: 1730L

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Author(s): Maria L. Bôto, Catarina Magalhães, Rafaela Perdigão, Diogo A. M. Alexandrino, Joana P. Fernandes, Ana M. Bernabeu, Sandra Ramos, Maria F. Carvalho, Miguel Semedo, Julie LaRoche, C. Marisa R. Almeida, Ana P. Mucha

Oil spills are among the most catastrophic events to marine ecosystems and current remediation techniques are not suitable for ecological restoration. Bioremediation approaches can take advantage of the activity of microorganisms with biodegradation capacity thus helping to accelerate the recovery of contaminated environments. The use of native microorganisms can increase the bioremediation efficiency since they have higher potential to survive in the natural environment while preventing unpredictable...

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