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Petroleum oil is toxic for most life forms and pollution of the environment by oil causes major ecological problems. A considerable amount of petroleum oil entering the sea is eliminated by the microbial biodegradation activities of microbial communities. Alcanivorax borkumensis is a recently discovered hydrocarbonoclastic bacterium and is probably the most important global oil degrader.
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