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Edvotek - Bioremediation by Oil Eating Bacteria
Product Number: SB39284M
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The science of biodegradation, the process by which compounds are naturally broken down by microbes, is examined in this experiment. This naturally occurring process can be enhanced by bioremediation to minimize the catastrophic effects of such things as oil spills. Students will grow a mixture of oil eating bacteria and demonstrate how the enzymes produced by these microbes digest hydrocarbon molecules, causing degradation. Experiment includes: complete instructions, background information, study questions, coupon for oil-eating bacteria pellets, and growth medium.