"Martin Weiss" <mweiss at nyscience.org> wrote in message
>> For an exhibition for science museums on microbes I'd like to:
>> show some bacteria degrading petroleum either in tubes or
> petri dishes. Does any one know strains, time frame to show an effect
> and other conditions? Any other bacterial remediation that can be
> turned into an exhibit?
>If you don't get any useful info, approach the US Environmental Protection
Agency. They did some work in this field about 10 years (or more) ago and
had rather a nice brochure about it - there was a tanker that ran aground
somewhere seriously cold - Alaska? It was their Georgia branch I discussed
it with, but I don't remember if they actually did the work.
There's a book you might find worth borrowing - "Microbial Control of
Pollution" eds J.C. Fry et al, 1992, publishers Cambridge University Press
(UK) ISBN 0-521-42078-4. It's a book of a conference on the subject and
includes oil, xenobiotics, cyanides, animal slurries, etc.