Cryptic microbial hydrocarbon cycling

Terry J. McGenity, Boyd A. McKew, David J. Lea-Smith

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Cyanobacteria, which produce ~25% of global oxygen, also release around 100 times more hydrocarbons into the ocean than all petroleum sources. A cryptic microbial cycle explains why these hydrocarbons do not accumulate in the sea.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-420
Number of pages2
JournalNature Microbiology
Issue number4
Early online date29 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021

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