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Title: Radiochemically-supported microbial communities. A potential mechanism for biocolloid production of importance to actinide transport

The work described here revealed the presence of diverse microbial communities located across 19 subsurface sites at the NNSS/NTTR and nearby locations. Overall, the diversity of microorganisms was high for subsurface habitats and variable between sites. As of this writing, preparations are being made to combine the Illumina sequences and 16S rRNA clone libraries with other non-NNSS/NTTR well sites of Southern Nevada Regional Flow System for a publication manuscript describing our very broad landscape scale survey of subsurface microbial diversity. Isolates DRI-13 and DRI-14 remain to be fully characterized and named in accordance with the conventions established by Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. In preparation to be published, these microorganisms will be submitted to the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) and the Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSMZ).It is anticipated that the data resulting from this study in combination with other data sets that will allow us to produce a number of publications that will be impactful to the subsurface microbiology community.
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  1. Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  2. Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States)
  3. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
  4. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  5. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  6. Northwest Missouri State Univ., Maryville, MO (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Contributing Orgs:
DOE Nevada Field Office
Country of Publication:
United States
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; Subsurface Biosphere; Desulforudis; Nevada Test site; Nevada National Security Site; Microbiology