Melanie explores Lake Retba Archaea

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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.