Synopsis: Please join us for a fermentation seminar
Start Time: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:00 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Online
City, State, Country: Online, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Karen Lloyd University of Tennessee
Sponsor: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Lindsay Vasy
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-5642
Additional Information: Abstract: The global terrestrial subsurface harbors a vast microbial ecosystem that is largely comprised of microbes from uncultured lineages. Therefore, microbial functions often have to be inferred from their activities in situ, rather than relying on pure culture models in laboratories. Connections between subsurface microbial communities and the biogeochemical reactions that sustain them are usually made for one or two sites or locations. By comparing subsurface communities across a broad swath of the Costa Rica convergent margin, gradients emerge that suggest mechanisms by which plate tectonics may drive microbial communities, and how these communities in turn effect geological processes.