DEEP-SEA BACTERIA: GROWTH AND UTILIZATION OF HYDROCARBONS AT AMBIENT AND IN SITU PRESSURE

Microorganisms present in Atlantic Ocean sediment samples collected at a depth of 4,940 m were found to be capable of utilizing hydrocarbons under both ambient and in situ pressures. The rate of utilization under in situ pressure (500 atm) and ambient temperature (20 c) was found to be significantly less compared with hydrocarbon utilization examined under conditions of ambient temperature (20 c) and pressure (1 atm).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and was published in "Applied Microbiology," December 1974, Volume 28, Number 6, pp 982-986.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    College Park, MD  USA  20742
  • Authors:
    • Schwarz, J R
    • Walker, J D
    • Colwell, R R
  • Publication Date: 1975-2-18

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67A-0239-0027
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM