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oil eating bacteria

Martin Weiss mweiss at NYHALLSCI.ORG
Wed Jul 29 15:40:08 EST 1998


Has anyone any information about the amount of energy oil eating
bacteria
aquire from the "oil" they consume?

For an exhibition on chemistry I wish to compare the energy different
organisms get from the "food" they eat. So for many organisms it is the
proteins, carbohydrates and fats that provide the energy no matter what
they eat-blood, termites, flesh, nematodes, voles, seeds etc.

Cheers,

Martin
Martin Weiss, Ph.D.
Biology Director
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Corona, New York 11368
weissm at rockvax.rockefeller.edu
718.699.0005 X 356, voice
718.699.1341, facsimile
http://www.nyhallsci.org




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