Bacteria-Oil Microaggregates Are an Important Mechanism for Hydrocarbon Degradation in the Marine Water Column Academic Article uri icon


  • Vast quantities of oil-associated marine snow (MOS) formed in the water column as part of the natural biological response to the Deepwater Horizon drilling accident. Despite the scale of the event, uncertainty remains about the mechanisms controlling MOS formation and its impact on the environment.

published proceedings

  • mSystems

altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Achberger, A. M., Doyle, S. M., Mills, M. I., Holmes, C. P., Quigg, A., & Sylvan, J. B.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Achberger, Amanda M||Doyle, Shawn M||Mills, Makeda I||Holmes, Charles P||Quigg, Antonietta||Sylvan, Jason B

publication date

  • October 2021