Brown University Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate student Angus Angermeyer recently published the results of his first chapter of his thesis in Environmental Microbiology in March 2015. The research article entitled “Decoupled distance-decay patterns between dsrA and 16S rRNA genes among salt marsh sulfate-reducing bacteria” revealed that microorganisms can have environmental distributions that vary depending on which genes you use to track them. The article was co-authored by Angus’s advisor at MBL’s Bay Paul Center Associate Scientist Dr. Julie Huber and Dr. Sarah Crosby, a recent graduate of the Brown-MBL Partnership Program. Angus is in his final year of the program and plans to defend in the fall of 2015.
You can read and download a PDF of his article at Environmental Microbiology .