Masters Theses

Title

Select anaerobic metabolisms in Soap Lake, Washington

Abstract

"Soap Lake is an alkaline (pH 9.8), saline (up to 140 g L⁻¹), meromictic lake in Washington State. One of the goals of the Microbial Observatory at Soap Lake is to increase our understanding of the bacterial and archaeal communities that are present. Studies were conducted by using both traditional culture techniques and DNA analysis. One study was done to identify the organisms responsible for the anaerobic degradation of select osmoregulatory compounds...Isolation and identification of microorganisms that reduce Fe(III) and As(V) were done...All the findings of this thesis research platy a significant role in our understanding the ecosystem of lake and may be applicable in biotech industries or for bioremediation efforts"--Abstract, leaf iv.

Advisor(s)

Mormile, Melanie R.

Committee Member(s)

Atekwana, Estella A.
Westenberg, David J.

Department(s)

Biological Sciences

Degree Name

M.S. in Applied and Environmental Biology

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2006

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Anaerobic degradation of osmoregulatory compounds produced in Soap Lake
  • Isolation of alkaliphilic dissimilatory iron-reducing bacteria from Soap Lake, Washington

Pagination

xi, 101 leaves

Geographic Coverage

Soap Lake (Wash.)

Rights

© 2006 Shitalben Patel, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Anaerobic bacteria -- Washington (State) -- Soap Lake
Biodegradation
Osmoregulation

Thesis Number

T 8922

Print OCLC #

84542741

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5788036~S5

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