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Bacteria binged on BP oil but didn't grow

One suspicion: The spilled crude didn?t provide a balanced diet

Bacteria binged on BP oil but didn't grow

DINNER GLOWWhen irradiated with laser light, a sensor inside this bottle fluoresces. The wavelength of that glow gives a measure of oxygen in the surrounding fluid. Scientists pioneered this system to monitor the eating habits of microbes taken from inside and outside last year’s Gulf oil slick.Tom Kleindinst, WHOI

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