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Title: (Summer investigations into the isolation, cultivation and metabolism of anaerobes involved in biodegradation): Progress report, year 4, summer 1988

In the laboratory our students were trained in modern techniques for the isolation and study of a wide variety of microbes from marine and brackish environments. Special emphasis was placed on anaerobes and archaebacteria. Microbial groups that were studied included the propionic bacteria, clostridia, methanogens, acetogens, hydrogen oxidizing anaerobes and aerobes, sulfate-reducing bacteria and sulfur-reducing bacteria, anoxic photosynthetic bacteria, cyanobacteria, spirochetes, symbiotic and non-symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria, luminescent bacteria, iron bacteria, magnetic bacteria, and sulfur oxidizing bacteria. The permanent staff led discussions and presented lectures on the metabolism, physiology and biochemistry of the groups listed above. Material was also presented on motility and chemotaxis of bacteria, and particular emphasis was given to molecular approaches to studying evolution of bacteria. We also had five successful Microbiology Mini-symposia (see attached schedule). These one-day symposia involved lecture/seminar presentations by investigators involved in state-of-the-art working particularly exciting areas within the scope of our course.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5940402
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/13361-4
ON: DE89015101
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-85ER13361
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Marine Biological Lab., Woods Hole, MA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; FRESH WATER; ANAEROBIC CONDITIONS; SEAWATER; BACTERIA; MEETINGS; MICROORGANISMS; PROGRESS REPORT; TRAINING; DOCUMENT TYPES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; WATER 580500* -- Oceanography-- (1980-1989)