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Image of the Day: Degrading Deepwater

Marine bacteria helped break down the hydrocarbons in this slick caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

The Scientist Staff

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, ANDREAS TESKE(See N. Dombrowski et al., “Reconstructing metabolic pathways of hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” Nature Microbiology, 2016.)

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