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    Scientists study oil degrading enzymes found at oil spills

    Chennai lab develops microbes to eat away oil spill

    National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Chennai has developed microbes that can disintegrate oil spill pollutants.

    • The oil spills of January 2017 and November 2018 created a sudden change in the structure of the marine ecosystems, causing damage to organisms such as oysters, mussels, fish and turtles.
    • Post the oil spills, there was a significant increase in the oil degrading enzymes at the site leading the scientists to study the role of microbes in utilizing the toxic petroleum compounds.


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