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04/02/2013

Chakraborty Article a Big Hit!

Source:  Dan Hawkes

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FIGURE 1|(A) Degradation oftotalpetroleumhydrocarbon(TPH)by Colwellia strain RC25with100ppmMC-252oiland10ppmCorexit9500. (B) Degradation of TPHby Alcanivorax strain 31with20ppmMC-252oiland1ppmCor
ESD’s Romy Chakraborty recently found out that her article “Microbial response to the MC-252 oil and Corexit 9500 in the Gulf of Mexico” (featured in the list of ESD website research highlights this past November (2012), was among the most “viewed” and among the “highest-performing” (i.e., most downloaded) articles in the journal (Frontiers in Microbiology) this past year. As a result, she was invited by the journal to serve as “topic editor” of a Frontiers Research Topic, “a collection of papers selected to provide an encyclopedic, open access snapshot of the current state of the art on your research area.”

Note that Nature Publishing Group and Frontiers have recently formed a strategic alliance to advance open access publication and open science tools.

Citation: Chakraborty, R., S.E. Borglin, E.A. Dubinsky, G.L. Andersen, and T.C. Hazen (2012), Microbial response to the MC-252 oil and Corexit 9500 in the Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Microbiology, 3, 257; DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00357.