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Image : Study Reveals Microbes Dine on Thousands of Compounds in Oil

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two-dimensional chromatograms
These comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatograms show the differences in the oil composition as it travels from the oil reservoir below the seafloor (upper) to the seeps at the sea floor (lower). Each peak represents a different compound. (Chris Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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