TABLE 1

Experimental design of microcosm assays

MicrocosmTreatmentDieselaInoculumbObjectiveGC-FIDIllumina
CAAbiotic control+Control diesel loss by abiotic factors+
C0Without treatmentControl temporal changes in community+
C1Polluted+Control degradation by native community++
E1Bioaugmented 1 (consortium)++Additional degradation by four isolates++
E2Bioaugmented 2 (enrichment)++Additional degradation by enrichments++
  • a Diesel amendments at 0 and 8 weeks.

  • b Inoculations at 0 and 3 weeks.