Meets Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 PM, Lillie 103, unless otherwise stated ** See March 14 for exception!

MBL Micro-Eco Discussion Group, Spring 2013


January 24 -- postponed due to illness...


January 31 -- Angus Angermeyer

Reed, HE, & Martiny, JB (2012) Microbial composition affects the functioning of estuarine sediments. The ISME Journal 1–12.

Feb. 7 -- Anne Giblin and Zoe Cardon

Dong L. F. et al. (2009) Changes in benthic denitrification, nitrate ammonification, and anammox process rates and nitrate and nitrite reductase gene abundances along an estuarine nutrient gradient (the Colne Estuary, United Kingdom). Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75:3171-3179.

Also used:

Schreiber F, Wunderlin P, Udert KM, Wells G. (2012) Nitric oxide and nitrous oxide turnover in natural and engineered microbial communities: biological pathways, chemical reactions, and novel technologies.  Frontiers in Microbiology, 3: 1-24 doi:10.3389/fmicb.2012.00372

Feb. 14 -- Snow Day! No MicroEco


Feb. 21--School Vacation Week No MicroEco



Feb. 28-- Joe Vallino

Taylor and Stocker (2012) Trade-Offs of Chemotactic Foraging in Turbulent Water. Science, 338 (6107): 675-679 http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6107/675.full.html


March 7-- Linda Amaral-Zettler

Pedrós-Alió, Carlos (2012) The Rare Bacterial Biosphere. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 2012. 4:449–66
doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-120710-100948



March 14-- **2:45 - 3:45** Julie Huber

Milucka et al. (2012) Zero-valent sulphur is a key intermediate in marine methane oxidation. Nature 491: 541-546 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v491/n7425/full/nature11656.html

An introductory commentary is provided by S. Joye:

Joye, S. (2012) A piece of the methane puzzle. Nature 491:538-539 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v491/n7425/full/nature11749.html



March 21-- Jessica Mark Welch

Smith et al. (2013) Gut Microbiomes of Malawian Twin Pairs Discordant for Kwashiorkor. Science 339: 548-554



March 28 -- Jonathan Gitlin

Schönknecht, G. et al. (2013) Gene Transfer from Bacteria and Archaea Facilitated Evolution of an Extremophilic Eukaryote. Science 339: 1207- 1210. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6124/1207.full.pdf


April 4 -- Bob Campbell

Engel, P., Martinson, V.G. and Moran, N.A. 2012. Functional diversity within the simple gut microbiota of the honey bee. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109:11002-11007.



April 11 -- Lois Maignien

Gibbons S. M. et al. (2013) Evidence for a persistent microbial seed bank throughout the global ocean. PNAS, 110: 4651-4655


April 18-- Spring School Break



April 25-- Zoe Cardon - research

Desert green microalgae and what they may be hinting about the evolution of desiccation tolerance in the broad green plant clade


May 2-- Julie Meyer

JG Sanders, RA Beinart, FJ Stewart, EF Delong and PR Girguis (2013).Metatranscriptomics reveal differences in in situ energy and nitrogen metabolism among hydrothermal vent snail symbionts. ISME Journal.


May 9 (not in Lillie 103)--



May 16 (back in Lillie 103)-- IGERT student presentation (tentative)