Faculty Support: Karen Manning
Our research primarily involves the study of symbioses of bacteria in marine invertebrates from deep-sea hydrothermal vents, methane seeps, and coastal reducing sediments. Specific emphasis is placed on the characterization of metabolic and genetic capabilities of symbionts, evolutionary relationships with free-living bacteria, and co-evolution of host and symbiont.
Boller, AJ, PJ Thomas, CM Cavanaugh, KM Scott. Isotopic Discrimination and Kinetic parameters of RubisCO from the Marine Bloom-Forming Diatom, Skeletonema Costatum. Geobiol 2015 13: 33-43.
Freshman Seminar 24Q: Biology of Symbiosis: From the Deep-Sea to the Human Microbiome
OEB 277 In Sickness and in Health: Topics in Symbiosis
OEB 343 Microbial Ecology and Symbiosis
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