Darcy Young’s Master’s research in PLoS One

Darcy Young’s Master’s thesis just appeared in PLoS ONE: Degradation of Bunker C Fuel Oil by White-Rot Fungi in Sawdust Cultures Suggests Potential Applications in Bioremediation. Darcy Young, James Rice, Rachael Martin, Erika Lindquist, Anna Lipzen, Igor Grigoriev, David Hibbett. 2015. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130381. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130381 The title says it all. This work was done in collaboration with the JGI Fungal Genome Program and the Brown University Superfund Research Program with the support of our friend and neighbor Gene Bernat, of the Living Systems Laboratory in South Grafton and the Mosakowski Institute of Clark University. Congratulations, Darcy!

Some press on the story here.

Fig 1. Hydrocarbon degradation by Trichaptum biforme. GC-MS chromatograms of (a) alkane and (b) phenanthrene degradation by T. biforme measured after 180 days of growth in pine media with Bunker C oil. Black lines = T. biforme profiles; blue lines = Bunker C oil profiles.

Fig 1. Hydrocarbon degradation by Trichaptum biforme. GC-MS chromatograms of (a) alkane and (b) phenanthrene degradation by T. biforme measured after 180 days of growth in pine media with Bunker C oil. Black lines = T. biforme profiles; blue lines = Bunker C oil profiles.

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