Assessing the Environmental Impact of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill
The oil spill has created innumerable challenges, not only to the environment in the Gulf, but also for scientists who are working hard to analyze a wide variety of samples from affected regions. In the last month, MO BIO has worked with a number of researchers on these diverse sample types. Through this collaboration, we have compiled a list of useful references as well as product recommendations (see below).
MO BIO also wants to facilitate the processing of samples collected from contaminated areas. We will compile results and best methods from researchers who want to share their information (please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
). Feel free to pose questions as well. All information will be made available with free and open access on this webpage. We will also periodically feature protocols and questions on our blog, The Culture Dish
. In fact, the June 5th
edition of the blog has a great article discussing the storage and transport of water filters containing microbes from the Gulf.
Bacterial Communities from Shoreline Environments (Costa da Morte, Northwestern Spain) Affected by the Prestige Oil Spill
Jorge Alonso-Gutiérrez, Antonio Figueras, Joan Albaigés, Núria Jiménez, Marc Viñas, Anna M. Solanas, and Beatriz Novoa
Appl. Envir. Microbiol., Jun 2009; 75: 3407 - 3418.
Bioenergy Production via Microbial Conversion of Residual Oil to Natural Gas
Lisa M. Gieg, Kathleen E. Duncan, and Joseph M. Suflita
Appl. Envir. Microbiol., May 2008; 74: 3022 - 3029.
Effects of Heavy Fuel Oil on the Bacterial Community Structure of a Pristine Microbial Mat
Sylvain Bordenave, María Soledad Goñi-Urriza, Pierre Caumette, and Robert Duran
Appl. Envir. Microbiol., Oct 2007; 73: 6089 - 6097.
Deep-Sea Oil Plume Enriches Indigenous Oil-Degrading Bacteria
Terry C. Hazen, et al.