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Environmental drivers of differences in microbial community structure in crude oil reservoirs across a methanogenic gradient

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Shelton, J. L., Akob, D. M., McIntosh, J. C., Fierer, N., Spear, J. R., Warwick, P. D., & McCray, J. E. (2016). Environmental Drivers of Differences in Microbial Community Structure in Crude Oil Reservoirs across a Methanogenic Gradient. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7.

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Stimulating in situ microbial communities in oil reservoirs to produce natural gas is a potentially viable strategy for recovering additional fossil fuel resources following traditional recovery operations. Little is known about what geochemical parameters drive microbial population dynamics in biodegraded, methanogenic oil reservoirs. We investigated if microbial community structure was significantly impacted by the extent of crude oil biodegradation, extent of biogenic methane production, and formation water chemistry. Twenty-two oil production wells from north central Louisiana, USA, were sampled for analysis of microbial community structure and fluid geochemistry. Archaea were the dominant microbial community in the majority of [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.01535
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