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2006 Annual Science Report

University of Hawaii, Manoa Reporting  |  JUL 2005 – JUN 2006

Geomicrobiology of Neutrophilic Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria at Loihi Seamount

4 Institutions
3 Teams
0 Publications
0 Field Sites
Field Sites

Project Progress

Katrina Edwards (WHOI, MBL-NAI affiliate) is leading a team to study the microbiology of iron-oxidizing bacteria at Loihi (NSF Microbial Observatories) and has invited Glazer, Cowen, and Binsted to join their expeditions and efforts. With funding from UH-NAI and UH-SOEST, Glazer and Cowen are designing a lander to perform in situ voltammetric profiles of iron-oxidizing microbial flocs at Loihi. Integrating the team of Cowen (UH-NAI Co-I) and Glazer (UH-NAI postdoc), with a collaborative effort involving members of the Marine Biological Laboratory NAI (Edwards) and UC Berkeley NAI (Emerson) represents a potentially powerful inter-NAI collaboration. The cruise to Loihi will take place in October 2006.

    Brian Glazer Brian Glazer
    Project Investigator
    James Cowen

    Objective 5.1
    Environment-dependent, molecular evolution in microorganisms

    Objective 5.2
    Co-evolution of microbial communities

    Objective 5.3
    Biochemical adaptation to extreme environments

    Objective 6.1
    Environmental changes and the cycling of elements by the biota, communities, and ecosystems