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Petroleum and Other Hydrocarbons, Biodegradation of

  1. Roger C. Prince

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env118

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Prince, R. C. 2003. Petroleum and Other Hydrocarbons, Biodegradation of. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. Exon Mobile Research and Engineering Co., Annandale, New Jersey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

Abstract

  • The Composition of Crude Oil

  • Other Hydrocarbons

  • Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons in Aerobic Environments

  • Biochemical Pathways of Aerobic Hydrocarbon Degradation

  • Overall Rates of Aerobic Biodegradation

  • Role of Surfactants

  • Anaerobic Degradation of Crude Oil

  • Biochemical Pathways of Anaerobic Hydrocarbon Degradation

  • Fate of Hydrocarbons in the Environment

  • Application

Keywords:

  • biodegradation;
  • crude oil, biodegradation of;
  • crude oil spills;
  • hydrocarbons, biodegradation of;
  • petroleum, biodegradation of