Biotechnologies for Marine Oil Spill Cleanup: Indissoluble Ties with Microorganisms

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623666
Title:
Biotechnologies for Marine Oil Spill Cleanup: Indissoluble Ties with Microorganisms
Authors:
Mapelli, Francesca; Scoma, Alberto; Michoud, Gregoire ( 0000-0003-1071-9900 ) ; Aulenta, Federico; Boon, Nico; Borin, Sara; Kalogerakis, Nicolas; Daffonchio, Daniele ( 0000-0003-0947-925X )
Abstract:
The ubiquitous exploitation of petroleum hydrocarbons (HCs) has been accompanied by accidental spills and chronic pollution in marine ecosystems, including the deep ocean. Physicochemical technologies are available for oil spill cleanup, but HCs must ultimately be mineralized by microorganisms. How environmental factors drive the assembly and activity of HC-degrading microbial communities remains unknown, limiting our capacity to integrate microorganism-based cleanup strategies with current physicochemical remediation technologies. In this review, we summarize recent findings about microbial physiology, metabolism and ecology and describe how microbes can be exploited to create improved biotechnological solutions to clean up marine surface and deep waters, sediments and beaches.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Citation:
Mapelli F, Scoma A, Michoud G, Aulenta F, Boon N, et al. (2017) Biotechnologies for Marine Oil Spill Cleanup: Indissoluble Ties with Microorganisms. Trends in Biotechnology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.04.003.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Trends in Biotechnology
Issue Date:
13-May-2017
DOI:
10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.04.003
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0167-7799
Sponsors:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) supported the study through the baseline research funds to D.D. Figure 1 ; Figure 2 were produced by Xavier Pita and Figure 3 was produced by Heno Hwang, scientific illustrators at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167779917300847
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dc.contributor.authorMapelli, Francescaen
dc.contributor.authorScoma, Albertoen
dc.contributor.authorMichoud, Gregoireen
dc.contributor.authorAulenta, Federicoen
dc.contributor.authorBoon, Nicoen
dc.contributor.authorBorin, Saraen
dc.contributor.authorKalogerakis, Nicolasen
dc.contributor.authorDaffonchio, Danieleen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-21T05:30:10Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-21T05:30:10Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-13en
dc.identifier.citationMapelli F, Scoma A, Michoud G, Aulenta F, Boon N, et al. (2017) Biotechnologies for Marine Oil Spill Cleanup: Indissoluble Ties with Microorganisms. Trends in Biotechnology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.04.003.en
dc.identifier.issn0167-7799en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.04.003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623666-
dc.description.abstractThe ubiquitous exploitation of petroleum hydrocarbons (HCs) has been accompanied by accidental spills and chronic pollution in marine ecosystems, including the deep ocean. Physicochemical technologies are available for oil spill cleanup, but HCs must ultimately be mineralized by microorganisms. How environmental factors drive the assembly and activity of HC-degrading microbial communities remains unknown, limiting our capacity to integrate microorganism-based cleanup strategies with current physicochemical remediation technologies. In this review, we summarize recent findings about microbial physiology, metabolism and ecology and describe how microbes can be exploited to create improved biotechnological solutions to clean up marine surface and deep waters, sediments and beaches.en
dc.description.sponsorshipKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) supported the study through the baseline research funds to D.D. Figure 1 ; Figure 2 were produced by Xavier Pita and Figure 3 was produced by Heno Hwang, scientific illustrators at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167779917300847en
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Trends in Biotechnology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Trends in Biotechnology, [, , (2017-05-13)] DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.04.003 . © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectdeep seaen
dc.subjecthydrostatic pressureen
dc.subjectoil bioremediationen
dc.subjectoil spill snorkelen
dc.subjectslow-release particlesen
dc.titleBiotechnologies for Marine Oil Spill Cleanup: Indissoluble Ties with Microorganismsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalTrends in Biotechnologyen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Food Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Microbial Ecology and Technology (CMET), University of Gent, B 9000 Gent, Belgiumen
dc.contributor.institutionWater Research Institute (IRSA), National Research Council (CNR), 00015 Monterotondo, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Greeceen
kaust.authorMichoud, Gregoireen
kaust.authorDaffonchio, Danieleen
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