Bp Oil Spill

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OIL-EATING BACTERIA

NAME : NUR RABIATUL ADAWIYAH BT SYED MUBARAK

MATRIC NO : E16A0190

PROGRAMME: Bachelor of Applied Science (Natural Resources)

DATE : 20TH APRIL 2017

LECTURER : DR. SUGANTHI APPALASAMY

FACULTY OF EARTH SCIENCE

PICTURE OF COLWELLIA

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PICTURE OF ALCANIVORAX BORKUMENSIS

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PICTURE OF OIL EATING MICROBE

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THE MECHANISM OF A. BORKUMENSIS DEGRADES OIL DROPLETS

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Individual puzzle pieces of DNA making up a bacterial genome. Each colour represent an individual genome and each dot depicts one pieces of DNA

REFERENCES

1. Biello. D (2006) Scientist break down oil eating microbe. Retrieved April 18, 2017 from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-break-down-oil/

2. Dombrowski. N and Baker. B. J (2016) Researcher are figuring out how bacteria can help clean up oil spills. Retrieved April 18, 2017 from

3. Genetic potential of oil eating bacteria from BP oil spill decoded. Retrived April 18, 2017 from https://news.utexas.edu/2016/05/09/potential-of-oil-eating-bacteria-from-bp-oil-spill-decoded

  1. Frangoul . A ( 2016) Using bacteria to clean up oil. Retrived April 18, 2017 from http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/22/using-bacteria-to-clean-up-oil.html

Introduction

Disaster often happen and there is no way human can predict when it is going to happen. The saying hope for the best but prepare for the worst is very suitable in the context where man prepare themselves with all type of technology hoping that when disaster do occur, they are ready to clean up the mess.

Bioremediation is one of the example used to clean up the aftermath of disaster by naturally occurring or intentionally introduced microorganisms to eat and break down environmental pollutants. Example of a famous bioremediation is using a number of oil-eating bacteria to break down oil spill in the ocean such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on April 20,2010 that happens at Gulf of Mexico.

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