The impact of petroleum on ecologically important groups of bacteria in their natural environment have not been previously studied. This paper represents the first recorded investigation of such a study. The study concluded that there are measurable effects of oil on ecologically important bacterial groups, since the crude and refined oils employed in our work demonstrated a significant limiting effect on total viable numbers and probably the activity of these microorganisms.

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  • Authors:
    • Walker, J D
    • Seesman, P A
    • Colwell, R R
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Accession Number: 00095499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM