Tim Morin, a Bohrer graduate student working with the Wrighton lab, measures pore water methane in dialysis peepers and correlates this to emission rates.
Jordan, Kelly, and Garrett headed to Lisle, IL last week for the 7th Annual Argonne National Laboratory Soil Metagenomics Meeting.
Jordan cores through the ice today at Old Woman Creek to better understand the seasonal impacts on methane cycling in wetland sediments. Coldest day of winter: Check!
Cindy J. Castelle, Kelly C. Wrighton, Brian C. Thomas, Laura A. Hug, Christopher T. Brown, Michael J. Wilkins, Kyle R. Frischkorn, Susannah G. Tringe, Andrea Singh, Lye Meng Markillie, Ronald C. Taylor, Kenneth H. Williams, Jillian F. Banfield
- Two new archaeal phyla were defined within a recently suggested superphylum
- Complete and closed genomes have been reconstructed for uncultured Archaea
- Uncultured Archaea with small genomes have limited metabolic capabilities
- Novel genome compositions suggest primary roles in carbon and/or hydrogen cycling
Melanie De LaRosa, a summer intern from Puerto Rico in the Wrighton lab showcases her research at the undergraduate OSU SROP meeting. She isolated Archaea adapted to high saline conditions in Lake Retba (lake rose, for it’s pink color caused by the microbes) in Senegal, Africa. Many thanks to Prof. John Reeve, Prof. Chuck Daniels (both in the OSU Micro department), and SROP (http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/summer-research-opportunities-program.html) for their support.