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Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2000 Feb;77(2):103-16.

Microbiology of petroleum reservoirs.

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SANOFI Recherche, Centre de Lab├Ęge, France.

Abstract

Although the importance of bacterial activities in oil reservoirs was recognized a long time ago, our knowledge of the nature and diversity of bacteria growing in these ecosystems is still poor, and their metabolic activities in situ largely ignored. This paper reviews our current knowledge about these bacteria and emphasises the importance of the petrochemical and geochemical characteristics in understanding their presence in such environments.

PMID:
10768470
DOI:
10.1023/a:1002434330514
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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