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ULIXES, unravelling and exploiting Mediterranean Sea microbial diversity and ecology for xenobiotics' and pollutants' clean up

Daniele Daffonchio, Francesca Mapelli, Ameur Cherif, Hanan I Malkawi, Michail M Yakimov, Yasser R Abdel-Fattah, Mohamed Blaghen, Peter N Golyshin, Manuel Ferrer and Nicolas Kalogerakis, et al. (2012) REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND BIO-TECHNOLOGY. 11(3). p.207-211
abstract
The civilizations in the Mediterranean Sea have deeply changed the local environment, especially with the extraction of subsurface oil and gas, their refinery and transportation. Major environmental impacts are affecting all the sides of the basin with actual and potential natural and socio-economic problems. Events like the recent BP's oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico would have a tremendous impact on a close basin like the Mediterranean Sea. The recently EU-funded project ULIXES (http://www.ulixes.unimi.it) aims to unravel, categorize, catalogue, exploit and manage the microbial diversity available in the Mediterranean Sea for addressing bioremediation of polluted marine sites. The rationale of the project is based on the multiple diverse environmental niches of the Mediterranean Sea and the huge range of microorganisms inhabiting therein. Microbial consortia and their ecology, their components or products are used for designing novel pollutant- and site-tailored bioremediation approaches. ULIXES exploits microbial resource mining by the isolation of novel microorganisms as well as by novel advanced 'meta-omics' technologies for solving pollution of three major high priority pollutant classes, petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated compounds and heavy metals. A network of twelve European and Southern Mediterranean partners is exploring the microbial diversity and ecology associated to a large set of polluted environmental matrices including seashore sands, lagoons, harbors and deep-sea sediments, oil tanker shipwreck sites, as well as coastal and deep sea natural sites where hydrocarbon seepages occur. The mined collections are exploited for developing novel bioremediation processes to be tested in ex situ and in situ field bioremediation trials.
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keyword
Hydrocarbons, Mediterranean Sea, Chlorinated compounds, Degrading microorganisms, Marine microbial ecology, Metagenomics, BASIN
journal title
REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND BIO-TECHNOLOGY
Rev. Environ. Sci. Bio-Technol.
volume
11
issue
3
pages
207 - 211
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000307409800001
JCR category
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
2.34 (2012)
JCR rank
70/209 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
1569-1705
DOI
10.1007/s11157-012-9283-x
project
ULIXES (FP7-KBBE-2010-4 - 41F09110 - Project n° 266473
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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3047154
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3047154
date created
2012-11-05 11:57:30
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2012-11-05 14:50:02
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  abstract     = {The civilizations in the Mediterranean Sea have deeply changed the local environment, especially with the extraction of subsurface oil and gas, their refinery and transportation. Major environmental impacts are affecting all the sides of the basin with actual and potential natural and socio-economic problems. Events like the recent BP's oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico would have a tremendous impact on a close basin like the Mediterranean Sea. The recently EU-funded project ULIXES (http://www.ulixes.unimi.it) aims to unravel, categorize, catalogue, exploit and manage the microbial diversity available in the Mediterranean Sea for addressing bioremediation of polluted marine sites. The rationale of the project is based on the multiple diverse environmental niches of the Mediterranean Sea and the huge range of microorganisms inhabiting therein. Microbial consortia and their ecology, their components or products are used for designing novel pollutant- and site-tailored bioremediation approaches. ULIXES exploits microbial resource mining by the isolation of novel microorganisms as well as by novel advanced 'meta-omics' technologies for solving pollution of three major high priority pollutant classes, petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated compounds and heavy metals. A network of twelve European and Southern Mediterranean partners is exploring the microbial diversity and ecology associated to a large set of polluted environmental matrices including seashore sands, lagoons, harbors and deep-sea sediments, oil tanker shipwreck sites, as well as coastal and deep sea natural sites where hydrocarbon seepages occur. The mined collections are exploited for developing novel bioremediation processes to be tested in ex situ and in situ field bioremediation trials.},
  author       = {Daffonchio, Daniele and Mapelli, Francesca and Cherif, Ameur and Malkawi, Hanan I and Yakimov, Michail M and Abdel-Fattah, Yasser R and Blaghen, Mohamed and Golyshin, Peter N and Ferrer, Manuel and Kalogerakis, Nicolas and Boon, Nico and Magagnini, Mirko and Fava, Fabio},
  issn         = {1569-1705},
  journal      = {REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND BIO-TECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {Hydrocarbons,Mediterranean Sea,Chlorinated compounds,Degrading microorganisms,Marine microbial ecology,Metagenomics,BASIN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {207--211},
  title        = {ULIXES, unravelling and exploiting Mediterranean Sea microbial diversity and ecology for xenobiotics' and pollutants' clean up},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11157-012-9283-x},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Daffonchio, Daniele, Francesca Mapelli, Ameur Cherif, Hanan I Malkawi, Michail M Yakimov, Yasser R Abdel-Fattah, Mohamed Blaghen, et al. 2012. “ULIXES, Unravelling and Exploiting Mediterranean Sea Microbial Diversity and Ecology for Xenobiotics’ and Pollutants' Clean Up.” Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio-technology 11 (3): 207–211.
APA
Daffonchio, D., Mapelli, F., Cherif, A., Malkawi, H. I., Yakimov, M. M., Abdel-Fattah, Y. R., Blaghen, M., et al. (2012). ULIXES, unravelling and exploiting Mediterranean Sea microbial diversity and ecology for xenobiotics’ and pollutants' clean up. REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND BIO-TECHNOLOGY, 11(3), 207–211.
Vancouver
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Daffonchio D, Mapelli F, Cherif A, Malkawi HI, Yakimov MM, Abdel-Fattah YR, et al. ULIXES, unravelling and exploiting Mediterranean Sea microbial diversity and ecology for xenobiotics’ and pollutants' clean up. REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND BIO-TECHNOLOGY. 2012;11(3):207–11.
MLA
Daffonchio, Daniele, Francesca Mapelli, Ameur Cherif, et al. “ULIXES, Unravelling and Exploiting Mediterranean Sea Microbial Diversity and Ecology for Xenobiotics’ and Pollutants' Clean Up.” REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND BIO-TECHNOLOGY 11.3 (2012): 207–211. Print.