Navigation Links
MBL scientists reveal findings of World Ocean Microbe Census
Date:10/4/2010

pe of DNA sequencer that enabled the analysis of microbial diversity in many more samples, much faster. His new method, called "Pyro-Tagging," attracted additional funding to expand the census. A call to scientists got an enthusiastic and high-quality response, and 40 new labs were chosen to send marine microbial samples to the MBL for sequencing.

"From the very beginning, when we were deciding how we could do a survey of marine microbes, it has been a community effort," says Sogin. "Sample collection is a very expensive game, mostly in terms of running ships, but the submitting labs paid for that, which relieved one financial hurdle for the census." Meanwhile, at the MBL, "we realized right away that we needed bioinformatics capabilities that didn't exist" to handle the data, Sogin says. So they designed databases that allow visualization of microbial diversity in several graphical ways and that combine genetic data with information on the microbes' habitats.

Early on, ICoMM scientists also made the crucial decision to collect not just genetic data on the microbes (which would separate them by type), but also contextual information on where they were foundlatitude and longitude, ocean depth, water pH, salinity, and other conditions. What they found is that all microbes are not everywhere. Despite an ability to disperse widely in the oceans, the scientists discovered that characteristic microbial communities can define different water masses in the ocean and can tell us about the health of different ecosystems.

"Believe it or not, this is unique, this coupling of (genetic) diversity data and contextual data," says Linda Amaral Zettler, MBL assistant scientist and ICoMM program manager. "The big payoff is it lets the researchers ask ecological questions about microbial populations that otherwise could not be posed."

Now is the most exciting time, when "things start to unfold, and stories are being told," says Amaral Zettler. "We
'/>"/>

Contact: Gina Hebert
ghebert@mbl.edu
508-289-7725
Marine Biological Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Surprise: Scientists discover that inflammation helps to heal wounds
2. NOAA-sponsored scientists first to map offshore San Andreas Fault and associated ecosystems
3. Scripps Research scientists win $65 million in new grants to reveal form and function of proteins
4. Chromosomal break gives scientists a break in finding new puberty gene
5. Scientists discover a new way our bodies control blood pressure: the P450-EET system
6. Scientists reveal important clues to how bacteria and viruses are identified as enemies
7. Going green: New program provides vital support for plant scientists
8. Notre Dame and Wyoming scientists genetically engineer silkworms to produce artificial spider silk
9. Hepatitis C virus faces new weapon from Florida State scientists
10. Light workout: Stanford scientists use optogenetics to effectively stimulate muscle movement in mice
11. Scientists release first cultivated ohelo berry for Hawaii
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
MBL scientists reveal findings of World Ocean Microbe Census
(Date:10/14/2014)... Ohio (Oct. 14, 2014)—It,s been millions of years since ... a team led by Ohio University scientists is breathing ... model airflow through dinosaur snouts. The research has important ... only breathe but to enhance the sense of smell ... ,nosy, animals," said Ohio University doctoral student Jason Bourke, ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... kind of stem cell that can become either a liver ... to a study published today in the journal Stem ... contradicts current theory on how organs arise from cell layers ... and future treatment for, liver cancer., Thanks to stem cells, ... made up of more than 200 cell types. The original, ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... team of scientists led by researchers at the ... University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) ... pathway underlying bipolar (manic depressive) disorder, a breakthrough ... bipolar affective disorder, as well as depression and ... published online this week in Nature Molecular ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain 2Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain 3Stem cell discovery challenges dogma on how fetus develops; holds insights for liver cancer and reg 2Stem cell discovery challenges dogma on how fetus develops; holds insights for liver cancer and reg 3Rare genetic disease protects against bipolar disorder 2Rare genetic disease protects against bipolar disorder 3
... known PSA blood test for prostate cancer in men may ... breast cancer, the most common form of cancer in women ... ACS journal Analytical Chemistry . Chien Chou and ... test also is a potential biomarker of breast cancer in ...
... is available in German and Spanish . ... Chile pose a higher threat to its neighbour, Argentina, than ... of Concepcin in Chile and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ... particular, 22 non-native species which occur in Chile on connecting ...
... has shown that light is the key to getting our ... exploring the resynchronisation mechanism in insects has discovered a molecule ... University of London looked at the impact of light on ... flies. They identified a novel molecule, QUASIMODO (QSM), which was ...
Cached Biology News:Chile is more dangerous for Argentina than vice versa 2Chile is more dangerous for Argentina than vice versa 3Newly discovered molecule essential to resetting 'body clocks' 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Involution Studios , a ... a new infographic, Understanding Ebola . The ... designed, easy to follow informative tool for anyone wanting ... symptoms and prevention. , "As the news has spread ... Ebola outbreak represents not only a healthcare crisis with ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... SC (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... of its cardiovascular pharmacogenetics menu, which enables healthcare ... outcomes. With PCLS’s evidence-based results, healthcare providers ... and optimize their therapy, while minimizing risks for ... the U.S., according to the FDA [1] more ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) – According to ... are living with diabetes, with  that number expected to ... market for diabetes treatments is approximately $500 billion.  ... from pancreatic cancer.  Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most ... the United States , and according to ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014 Mapp ... experimental ZMapp™ antibody therapeutic to fight the Ebola ... difficult and time-consuming the production of pharmaceuticals can ... research publisher said that while some may be ... this compound, those with industry knowledge are well ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Involution Studios' Ebola Infographic Provides Key Disease Information and Statistics at a Glance 2PCLS Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetic Testing Menu 2PCLS Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetic Testing Menu 3Nuvilex Brief Analyst Report: Thinking Outside the Box by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production 2Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production 3
... The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation ( WARF ) and ... nutritional supplement manufacturer today with willful and deliberate patent ... , ,The French company, Arkopharma , and its ... the suit when they continued to sell certain products ...
... - The growing body of university research under development beyond ... grow at an even faster pace as the result of ... System presidents and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. ... for researchers at UW System schools. The focus, however, extends ...
... Lee Dreyfus made a few waves when he suggested ... blue-eyed Arabs of the Upper Midwest" by selling fresh ... many of his ideas, often delivered off-the-cuff to mask ... Dreyfus proposal simultaneously stirred the imagination and set off ...
Cached Biology Technology:WARF sues French company over patent violation 2WiSys to distribute $1 million in research funds 2WiSys to distribute $1 million in research funds 3WiSys to distribute $1 million in research funds 4Fresh water could be a deep economic wellspring for Wisconsin 2Fresh water could be a deep economic wellspring for Wisconsin 3
Canine Serum...
NORMAL DONOR DONKEY SERUM...
Homo sapiens toll interacting protein Antigen: Recombinant Protein...
Mouse monoclonal [PRMT5-21] to PRMT5 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 10419 SwissProtID: O14744...
Biology Products: