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Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEX)

Implementing Organization

Texas A&M University Galveston

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$7,245,430

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx) Vision and Mission: While it is known that weathering and hydrodynamic forces affect both the distribution and properties of the oil released, and that opportunistic microbes play an important role in its degradation, there are few studies examining the interactions between oil, microbes (phytoplankton, bacteria), and their exudates.

Contact

Antonietta Quigg
409-740-4990
quigga@tamug.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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