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US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute announces new genome sequencing projects
Date:7/2/2008

Harwood of the University of Washington has proposed the sequencing of the electricity-generating photosynthetic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris strain DX-1 to help highlight the mechanistic basis for this unusual biological property. This project will add to the growing literature describing the complexity of this genus by complementing the six other strains of R. palustris that have been sequenced to date by DOE JGI.

  • A census of subsurface microbial communities at the Hanford Site adjacent the Columbia River has been proposed by Allan Konopka and a multidisciplinary research group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. As part of initial site characterization efforts, a deep borehole will be drilled and core samples will be subjected to detailed microbiologic and geochemical analyses to address microbial ecology hypotheses and determine the composition and activity of subsurface microbial communities in microenvironments and across transition zones. Microenvironments are small domains within larger ones that exert a disproportionate influence on subsurface contaminant migration.


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Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute
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