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Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Degradation Using Mineralization Assay and Functional Gene Analysis

Implementing Organization

Auburn University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$14,877

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

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Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion resulted in the largest accidental oil spill in world history. The ecological consequences of this oil spill are still largely unknown. Although biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons has been studied extensively in controlled biodegradation experiments, our experiences with large-scale oil spills are limited to those occurred near rocky shorelines, e.g., the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

Contact

Yucheng Feng
334-844-3967
yfeng@auburn.edu
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