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Assessing the Fate of Hydrocarbons, Heavy Metals and Dispersants in Louisiana Marsh Soil and Development of Bioremediation Strategy

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Louisiana State University Agricultural Center


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Environmental Research

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Project Description

In this proposed project, we plan to characterize the fate of hydrocarbons, associated heavy metals, and dispersants in oil-contaminated saline and freshwater marshes. In addition, we plan to use a novel microarray-based metagenomic technology, namely Geochip, to determine the impact of oil spill on functional composition, structure and metabolic potential of microbial community under natural attenuation and biostimulating conditions for bioremediation of hydrocarbons and dispersants. Such a technology has not been used in such instance.


Jim Jian Wang
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