Gene Quantification to Elucidate Intrinsic Bioremediation Potential and Efficacy in the Oil Impacted Gulf Sediment


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Auburn University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Alabama1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Microbial Communities

Project Description

The purpose of this study was to employ genomic approaches to investigate the impact of oil-spill accident in the microbial populations (particularly hydrocarbon degrading microorganisms) and determine the potential for the intrinsic bioremediation of crude oil contaminants along the Gulf Shore. Samples were collected along the coastal regions of Louisiana and Alabama based on their proximity to the oil spill site and being known as contaminated areas.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of South Alabama


Project ID: 66
Project Name: Gene Quantification to Elucidate Intrinsic Bioremediation Potential and Efficacy in the Oil Impacted Gulf Sediment
SourceUID: 240
Latitude: 32.59553597
Longitude: -85.4924014
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Lee
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Auburn University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Ahjeong Son
Point of Contact – Phone: ason@auburn.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 334-844-6260
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of South Alabama
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=240
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 87400
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 87400
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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