July 31, 2014

Research Projects


Behrendt, T. Identification of footprints of microbial activity and their applicability for trace gas emission studies from soil after a rewetting event.

Berry, C. An approach in 3D imaging

Brigham, B. Methanogen oxygen stress: an investigation of the Superoxide dismutase gene.

Larsen, S. Investigations of pink berry cross-feeding

Fernanda , A. Metal corrosion and biological H2S cycling in closed systems.

Gerardin, Y. Viral impact on microbial community composition in a marine ecosystem.

Gravuer, K. A breif investigation of the influence of spatial habitat structure and phylogenetic relatedness on soil microbial community assembly.

Greenspan, A. Photosynthetic cyanobacteria: Are they the only?

Hausladen, D. Stinky potatoes and their impact on biotic metal reduction.

Kay, A. Phenotypic pan- and core- genome characterization of bioluminscent Vibrios

Khawand, M. If leaves could tell their microbial story: The effect of age on leaf microbial community and an optimized CARD-FISH protocol for the identification of bacteria on leaf surfaces.

Kraft, B. Anaerobes? Methanogens? Where can I find them?

Schubotz, F. Degradation of toluene by microbial mats investigated through culture-dependent and culture-independent techniques.

Smith, H. Diel fluctuations in nitrogen fixation in microbial mats from Great Sippewissett marsh

Suter, E. Investigation into Methane production: and Oxic Story?

Thiele, S. A mat gone mad – Metagenomics of a microbial mat.

Torti, A. culture-independent assessment of dissolved DNA as a nutrient source in the marine environment

Whitman, T. Applying 13C stable isotope probing and the pufM gene to investigate anoxygenic phototrophs in the pink layer of a salt marsh microbial mat.

Wolfson, S. Investigating the impacts of toluene on diversity.

Zhang, Y. Journey to the New World: A tale of microbes.


Armitage, D. Ecological investigation into the causes and consequences of cyanobacterial diversity

Aruda, A. Bacteria along for the ride: Exploring microbial interaction from copepods to Anabaena

Blasiak, L. Sea squirt symbionts!

Buchwald, C. Testing our ability to accurately measure nitrification rates in the oligotrophic ocean: does adding ammonium affect the nitifier community composition?

Cregger, M. Long-term oil contamination yields novel phylum of bacteria by 454

Cappelletti, M. Characterization of anoxygenic phototrophs that grow using infrared radiation (>800 nm).

Cordero, O. Enriching spatially structured communities of cellulose degraders.

Gallagher, K. Methanogens in the oxic zone

Glass, J. Characterization of methanogenic communities and nickel requirements for methane production from Woods Hole marshes and isolation of a novel methanogen of the order Methanomicrobiales for Eel Pond mud.

Holmes, J. A preliminary foray into domesticating Pirellula the little pears, as a model Planctomycetes.

Hurley, S. Shifts in the relative abundance of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea in the water column of a stratified marine environment, Salt Pond.

Hemp, J. The search for ancestrally anoxygenic or non-phototrophic Cyanobacteria.

Ma, P. Searching for a circadian clock in Rhodopseudomonas palustris Strain TIE-1 by oxygen entrainment

Rampersaud, R. modeling the effects of acid rain on soil microbial communities: How pH alters the composition, structure and metabolic capabilities of soil communities.

Ruff, E. Physiological and morphological characterization of two Bacillus strains.

Salman, V. Study of phylogenetic consistency, structure and origin of the pink berries in Great and Little Sippewissett salt marsh.

Schick, M. Sulfur-cycle, nitrogenase and carbon utilization in red “berries”.

Shade, A. The Kombucha biofilm: a model system for microbial ecology.

Vuono, D. Dynamics and diversity of activated and sewage-derived microbial populations in a full-scale sequencing batch reactor.

Youngblut, N. Ammonia oxidation in the Great Sippewissett salt marsh: who, where and when?


Campbell, K. Acidophilic Fe(II) oxidation: Kinetics of Fe(II) oxidation by an acidic rock drainage enrichment culture

Campbell, K. A bioelectrical (BES) for enriching Fe(III)-reducing bacteria

Hall, E. The effect of carbon subsidies on planktonic niche partitioning and recruitment of bacteria to marine biofilms

Henriksen, J. The utilization of varying wavelengths of light by cultured and environmental cyanobacteria

Irizarry, I. Diversity of endophytes in various plants from Woods Hole, MA

Jaekel, U. Microbial degradation of chlorophyll.

Kelly, L. Microbial community stability in anoxic sediments under conditions of shifting salinity, oxygen, and sulfate.

Li, M. Using the geneFISH to detect archaeal amoA genes in microbial mats and biofilms

Ling, A. Characterization and sequencing of Pseudoaltermonas spp. phage from Eel Pond (aka Fun with Phage)

Melton, E. SOB gradient tubes

Meredith, L. Substrate exchange within the Anabaena-epibiont association: Does H2 drive symbiosis

Singer, E. The many talents of many-celled magnetotactic bacteria

Sharon, G. Secondary metabolite production by Streptomycetes in situ and in vivo

Sharon, G. (Phi)FISH – a method for FISHing bacteriophage host

Wang, H. DNA subsistence, natural competency, and horizontal gene transfer in marine and soil organisms in the environment

Wilbanks, E.; Humphrey, P.; Jaekel, U. Eco-physiology of macroscopic pink and green bacterial consortia of the might Little Sippewussett salt marsh

Williams, D. Niche separation in methanol consuming bacteria isolated from trees and plants.

Xu, Y. Stable isotope probing of DNA in methantotrophs in soil


Baslskus, E. Searching for Small-Molecule-Mediated Extracellular Redox in Terrestrial and Marine Microorganisms

Berleman,  J. Analysis of inter-species interactions and metabolite excretion in bioluminescent marine bacteria isolates

Biddle, A. Gut community diversity of Geukensia demissa in response to tidal fluctuations.

Blees, J. Stable Isotope Probing of Methanotrophic Communities

Boedicker, J. Maintaining Microbial Diversity in Mixed Cultures

Brown, M. Molecular Community Analysis of the Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Facility

Frantz, C. Miscellaneous Experiments with Phototrophic Communities

Hasegawa, Y. Characterization of deep-sea microbial activities in a whale-fall sediment.

Kirschling, T. Nanoparticle Interactions with Bacteria: Toxicity and Chemotaxis.

Legg, T. The Enrichment of Humic-Reducing Bacteria.

Marcus, A. Viral Explosion: Decimating Bacteria Because We Love Them.

Morgan, J. Trunk River Phototrophs, Solemya symbiont enrichment, Plating Methanogens from the Environment, & Environmental Plasmid Preps.

Okulate, M. Antimicrobial activity of bioactive compound(s) produced by Bacillus species.

Petroff, A. The Ongoing Saga of the Purple Berry: Morphology and Metabolism

Rosa de Rezende, J. Microbial Thermosensing and Thermotaxis.

Tully, B. Enrichment and characterization of metal oxidizing photoautotrophs

Tronick, S. Methanogenic communities and methanogenesis in the rhizoplanes of wetland plants.

Walczak, A. Trunk River Sulfide Oxidizing Bacteria.


Adebusoye, S. Effects of chlorobenzoates on the bacterial community structures of soil and aquatic systems.

Bradley, A. Microbially catalyzed manganese cycling in freshwater aquatic ecosystems.

Dai, D. Why do filamentous sulfide oxidizing bacteria hate sunshine?

Eberl, R. Bacterial communities inthe hepatopancreas of different isopod species.

Flynn, T. Assessing mutualism between dissimilatory ferric iron- and sulfate- reducing bacteria.

Foster, J. rRNA copy number and individual growth rates are poor predictors of dominance in microbial competitions.

Hallam, S. Isolation of chemoautotrophic sulfur-oxidizing denitrifying bacteria from stratified marine ecosystem: Salt Pond.

Hanson, C. Biofilm community structure and resource availability in experimental flow cells.

Leavitt, W. Microbially catalyzed manganese cycling in freshwater aquatic ecosystems.

Lee, J. The phage in the dirt: Studies in the ecology of terrestrial bacteriophages.

Mehta, M. Tracking in situ biofilm formation in response to iron using culture independent approaches.

Miletto, M. Hunting for phages in the anoxic world.

Moseman, S. Nutrient interactions mediate microbial N2O production in salt marsh sediments.

Onesios, K. The effects of sunscreen on cyanobacteria.

Palmer, K. Impact of iron availability on fecal microcosms: modeling the effect of diet on microbial symbiotic populations.

Saenz, J. Anoxygenic Phototrophy and Nitrogen Limitation in Salt Pond.

Stanish, L. Influences of mat layering on methanogenic communities in microbial mats.

Zeglin, L. How does salinity affect aerobic ammonia oxidizer abundance and diversity?

Zhang, X. Capillaries: a useful tool for microaerophile isolation?

Zhang, The search for bacterial chemotaxis towards Hydrogen.


Bailey, J. Evaluating the occurrence and possible roles for an intermediate-filament homolog in the dimorphic prosthecate bacteria.

Berry, D. Community diversity and metabolic potential of marine aquaculture trickling filter biofilms.

Bose, A. Characterization of an infrared radiation (880nm) absorbing photroph from Trunk River, Woods Hole, MA.

Burgin, A. Enrichment of nitrate reducing sulfide oxidizers from freshwater sediments.

Delaney, N. Investigation of the population structure of Methylobacteriaceae.

Dutton, R. Chemotaxis in the Little Sippewissett salt marsh sediment.

Field, E. Enriching for acetogenic spirochaetes.

Gaby, C. Diversity of microbial eukaryotes in undersampled environments.

Gutierrez, A. Isolation of chemotactic sulfate reducing bacteria.

Kelly, O. Understanding marine methaogens from a marine-based sediment using cultivation and non-cultivation approaches.

Kritee, K. Are there any ‘true’ archaeal phototrophs lurking in Sippewissett Salt Marsh mats. Characterization of Kefir grains:  fast growers vs. Kefiran producers.

Mauther, M. Archaeal AmoA gene distribution and relative abundance of nitrifying aquiculture bioreactors.

Mumford, A. An investigation into the spatial organization of Kefir grains.

Murphy, G. The search for thin bacteria.

Porsch, K. Distrubtion of proteobacteria in a freshwater water body influenced by seawater in Cape Cod.

Ross, K. Microbiological characterization of end-user water at the MBL.

Scott, J. Phylogenetic relationship and orgaization of organisms within berry-bacterial consortia.

Sutton, S. The effect of syntrophs on the community structure of Trunk River inoculants.

Tadmor, A.Diversity and abundance of T4-like bacteriophages in situ.

Van der Kraan, G. The monitoring of ecosystem succession community analysis.


Allers, E. Polymer-degrading bacteria associated with the brown algae Fucus spp.

Byrne, M. Chemotaxis in magnetic bacteria.

Caiazza, N. Enrichments for rare phototrophs.

Ettwig, K. Degradation of 2-bromo-ethane sulfonate (BES) and 2-mercapto-ethane sulfonate (coenzyme M) by anaerobic enrichment cultures.

Flood, B. TMA oxidation in acetogenesis and sulfate reduction.

Green, A. Bacterial communities in worker versus soldier castes of Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), a wood-feeding lower termite.

Hogewoning, S. Modified direct plate isolation of anaerobes from environemntal samples. Anaerobic oxidation of trimethylamine by marine phototrophs in Sippewisset marsh.

Juhler, S. Community analysis of hindgut methanogens in worker versus soldier cast members of the lower termite species, Reticulitermes flavipes.

Kocar, B. Exploring microbially-driven methane oxidation in aerobic & anaerobice sediments.

Koenig, J. & Chait, R. Stalking the wild plasmid.

Lee, Zarraz May-Ping. Isolation of denitrifying methylotrophs from Trunk River.

Levine, N.M. & E.T. Quintana. Accessing reduced phosphorus: the ability of marine microbes to use reduced phosphorus compounds.

MacDonald, L. Links between the iron and sulfur cycles: gradient tube analysis.

Martinez, E. Alkyl silanes as a source of carbon for microbial growth.

Monds, R. Towards an understanding of Psychroflexus mondsi: knowledge of the unknowable.

Wells, G. Biofilm formation by green and purple sulfur bacteria.

Weitz, J. Dynamics & strategies of viral infection.

Woebken, D. Characterization of a novel bacterium related to Vibrionaceae isolated from a seaweed sauerkraut enrichment.


Apprill, A. Growth and pigmentation of marine infrared radiation (IR) absorbing phototrophs.

Banning, E. Photoferrotrophy and iron cycling in Woods Hole microbial mats.

Ferguson, G. A metagenomic & phylogenetic analysis of Woods Hole Passage microorganisms.

Hart, M. Plant-rhizosphere specificity in a salt marsh.

Hartman, A. Ecology, growth rates, and rRNA operons: a marine view. Plus, hunting for Nanoarchaea.

Hobley, L. Isolation and identification of Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALOs) from various saltwater sites in the southern Cape Cod area, and analysis of their prey range specificity.

Ju, K. Examing the basis for microbial diversity in the marine sponge Microciona prolifera.

Kujawinski, E. Utilization of organic nitrogen compounds by marine and freshwater bacteria.

Maignien, L. Attempt to cultivate mesophile Archaea from marine sediments.

Masue, Y. Search for arsenite oxidizing anoxygenic photolithoautotrophs.

Oguntoyinbo, F. Monitory of marine Bacillus among the Bacteria community of the Buzzards Bay and Sounds Vineyard Woods Hole seawater.

Ottesen, E. Enrichment of marine bacteriophage from diverse environments and the search for phage-degrading heterotrophs.

Pavlova, I. Understanding the interaction between Anabaena sp. and a heterocyst-specific epibiont.

Placella, S. Methanotrophy and the environment.

Saikaly, P. Searching for anammox bacteria in aquaria biofilters at the Marine Resources Center of the MBL.

Santillano, D. Phylogeny of culturable Marinomonas sp. utilizing reduced phosphates in the Woods Hole Harbor.

Sharma, A. C-1 utilization in marine estuary sediments: using energetics to predict microbial ecology and physiology.

Stuhrmann, T. Studying new eukaryotic niches of bacterial life.

Yeung, C. A searching for anaerobic ammonia oxidizing (Anammox) bacteria in Plum Island Sound estuarine system.


Gontang, E.A. An investigation of School Street Marsh’s iridescent surface film

Huang, J. Studies of Cytophaga sp. puffball, a facultatively anaerobic marine Cytophaga

Hunt, D.E. Motility in the marine environment: an adaptive response to patchy nutrient distributions?

Luna, G.M., and Lennon, J.T. An assessment of DNA as a resource for aquatic bacterioplankton

Milferstedt, K. How does inhibition of methanogens affect microbial community and oxygen penetration in Reticulitermes flavipes hindguts?

Oberg, C.J. Direct plate isolation of anaerobes from environmental samples

O’Mullan, G. Linkage of methane production and consumption in aquatic environments

Powers, J.S., and Reed, H.E. Diversity and abundance of inositol phosphate utilizing bacteria in marine and freshwater sediments and forest soils of Cape Cod

Roeslers, G. Characterization of aquatic bacterial communities by plate count methods and Real-time quantitative PCR of 16S rRNA genes

Simmons, S. How many bacterioplankton in oxic surface waters can grow anaerobically? A comparison across nutrient gradients


Cadillo-Quiroz, H. Vertical distribution of aerobic CH4 consumption in cedar swamp soil: NH4 implications

Costello, E. Stalking the wild crenarchaeote: a fluorescence in-situ (FISH) microscopic search

DeAngelis, K. Quorum scenting or do bacteria exist that can chemota towards acyl-homoserince lactones?

Gescher, J. Comparison of the abundance of the different benzoate degradation pathways and short stores about enrichments on isopropanol, mandelonitrile, and boc-methionine

Lever, M. Cultivation experiments with anaerobic anoxygenic phototrophic iron oxidizing bacteria

Martens-Habbena, W. Novel attempts to cultivate abundant microbes from marine surface water at Buzzards Bay, Woods Hole, MA

McCarren, J. Investigating the effect of motility on bacterial predation by a heterotrophic nanoflagellate

Oerther, D. Molecular evidence for a novel lineage of ammonia oxidizing beta-subclass proteobacteria

Petersen, D. Competition between two isolates of marine p-hydroxybenzoate degrading bacteria

Poretsky, R. Finding a niche: the habits and habitats of purple non-sulfur bacteria

Sudek, S. The berries-revisited

Teitzel, G. Community structure: environmental biofilms and purple non-sulfur bacteria

Tobler, N. Iron reduction in freshwater and saltwater environments

White, H. Investigations into the persistence of petroleum contamination in marsh sediments and the associated microbial community

Zeidner, G. Dynamics of microbial community in the marine sponge Holichondria sp.

Zitzmann, S. Initial biofilm formation


Boucher, Y., Case, R., Denef, V., and Koren, O. The quest for Dapttobacter

Clement, B., Graco, M., and Pinel, N. No bug is an island: the messy business of working with cocultures

Dethlefsen, L. Observations and discoveries among the purple nonsulfur bacteria

Dick, G. Molecular tracking of iron- and manganese reducing enrichments from eel pond

Erbs, M., and Spain, J. Microbial iron metabolism in natural environments

Gentile, M. The green berries

Griner–Vogel, M., and Koren, O. Community structure: from the environment to the lab

Harrison, F. Chemotaxis in Clostridium

Lostroh, C.P. DNA eaters: isolation and characterization of heterotrophic marine bacterial populations that can survive on long, double stranded DNA as their sole sourse of C, N, and P

Maresca, J., and Walker, J. Aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs of Woods Hole Costal Waters

Rajagopal, S. ClpB can e used as an environmental marker to identify novel bacteria from the environment

Remold, S.K. Triclosan resistance in environmental isolates

Sharp, K. A microscopic investigation of purple sulfur bacterial aggerates from Sippewissett Marsh


Baumgartner, L.K., and Martiny, A.C. Metabolic interactions of a purple sulfur bacterium and a facultative anaerobe

Behrens, S. Composition and distribution of natural microbial communities in biotrickling filter biofilms

Fleming, E. The effects of saturating levels of nitrate and ammonia on a microbial mat from the Sippewissett Marsh, MA after a common physical disturbance

Gerlach, R. Evaluation of enrichment strategies for Cr(III)-oxidizing bacteria

Giegerich, J.F. The attempt to gain information about the host associated spirochete, Cristispira pectinis

Harris, K. Microscopic analysis of sulfate reducing bacterial consortia

Kelman, D. Phylogenetic diversity if bacteria and archae associated woth the marine sponge Suberites ficus

Lim, G.E. Acyl-homoserine lactone degrading marine bacteria: do they exist?

Lupp, C. Exploration of the phage population in bacterial mats of the Sippewissett salt marsh

Pilcher, C.B. Iron metabolizers and the banded-iron formations

Reed, D. Survey of a-chitin and b-chitin utilizing bacteria and archaea in selected marine habitats using both culturing and molecular techniques

Riemann, L. Anaerobic and aerobic cultivation of marine pelagic bacteria

Robidart, J. Sulfate reduction in the oxic vs. the anoxic zone in Sippewissett Marsh

Schuster, M. Search for unusual chemolithortrophic lifestyles: oxidation of inorganic sulfur compounds coupled to manganese reduction, growth cycle and “ixotrophy” of Saprospira grandis

Whitaker, R., and Hughes, J. Biofilm formation by purple nonsulfur bacteria


Barak, Y. Marine heterotrophic nitrifiers

Buckley, D.H. Isolation and characterization of microorganisms present on a piece of decaying seaweed in the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh: the anaerobic degradation of agarose by a coculture consisting of spirochete and cytophaga

Callaghan, A.V. Utilization of methoxy compounds by homoacetogen enrichments. Chemotaxis studies of termite gut microbes

Hansel, C. The Search for Cr(III) oxidizers

Kirisits, M.J., and Simpson, J.M. Assessment of microbial diversity and isolation of microorganisms associated with shell disease in the American lobster (Homarus americanus)

Lin, L-H. Isolation of bacteria capable of reducing ferric iron coupled with oxidizing elemental sulfur

MacRae, J.D. Geobacter detection and enrichment of MtBE-degrading organisms from gasoline-contaminated soil and ground water / Chemotaxis of para-hydroxybenzoate degrading organisms

McCance, J. An attempt at isolating and characterizing segmented filamentous bacteria from the termite gut

McMullin, E. Tunicates and bacteria: food, commensals, symbiosis…

Neretin, L.N. Linking organic matter hydrolysis rates with diversity of sulfate reducing bacteria in marine sediments / Searching for mesophilic sulfate reducing archaea in marine enrivonments

Powell, S. Magnetic Bacteria

Singh, B.K. Isolation and characterization of 4-chlorobenzoate and 4-hydroxybenzoate degrading bacteria and study of the change in community structure of Eel Pond Sediment in response to 4-hydroxybenzoate application

Stevenson, B.S. Enrichment and identification of a heterotrophic epibiont associated with an anabaena sp. isolated from School Street Marsh in Woods Hole, MA

Ward, D. Anaerboic oxidation of reduced nitrogen compounds by marine phototrophs in Sippewissett Marsh


Antón, J., Llobet-Brossa, E., Rodríguez-Valera, F., Amann, R. Fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of the prokaryotic community inhabiting crystallizer ponds

Aislabie, J. Distribution of Cytophagales in a tidal pond of Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh

Bedard, D.L. Bacterial diversity in “berries” collected from tidal pools on the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh

Christner, B.C. Oxidation of ferrous(II) iron by phototrophic bacteria and the continuing search for the elusive manganese(II)-oxidizing phototrophs: enrichment from the salt pond water column

Chyba, C.F. Diverse microbial investigations

Dollhopf, S. Spectroscopic and microscopic characterization of phototrophic isolates and mat communities

Gillor, O. Carotenoid expression in nonphotosynthetic bacteria isolated from the Sippewissett Marsh Soil

Gregory, K.B. Anoxic benzoate oxidation coupled to Fe(III) reduction / Identification of mesophilic Thermatoga-like organism from methanogenic PCE dechlorinationg lactate enrichment culture

Holmes, D. An attempt to enrich for phototrophic consortia from the Sippewissett Salt Marsh

Van Lith, Y. A chemostat competition experiment

Niggemyer, A. A two part investigation of Salt Pond water column: enrichment of iron and manganese reducing bacteria from the pink layer of Salt Pond and community analysis of Salt Pond water column DNA

Norris, T.B. Study of the little trunk microbial mat community

Nyholm, S.V., and Plugge, C.M. The search for Wolbachia

Nyholm, S. Phylogenetic analysis of members of the Crenarchaeota in association with marine invertebrates from Woods Hole, MA

Pomper, B. Anaerobic methane oxidation with Fe3+

Rukayadi, Y. Isolation and characterization of proteolytic bacteria from the Sippewissett and “Dutch” sludge / Isolation and characterization of methanogenic archaea from salt marsh, termite hindgut, and “Dutch” sludge

Salmassi, T. Characterization of the microbial community of fertilized and unfertilized plots in the great Sippewissett Salt Marsh using molecular methods

Shipman, J. Enrichment for thermophilic bacteria from a not-so-unusual habitat (soil near Swope Conference Center and a local playground) in Woods Hole, MA

Tuit, C.B. Enrichment for dissimulatory nitrate reducing and manganese oxidizing bacteria from Salt Pond, Falmouth, MA

Warren, L.A., and Zopfi, J. A linked iron reduction and oxidation system: investigation biofilm development and Fe oxyhydroxide precipitation-dissolution reactions

Zopfi, J. On the hunt for mesophilic Korarchaeota


Carr, C., D. Sobolev, J. Spear, & S. Tarlera. Further characterization of the microbial community present in the accessory nidamental gland of Loligo pealei

Castro, H., Y. Fujita, K. Patterson, & E. Zinser. Berries

Fidopiastis, P. In search of homoserine lactone or homoserine lactone-like autoinducer production by microbes from local environments

Fidopiastis, P., M. Liao, J. Rodrigues, & A. Anton. In search of archaea among the mat layers of the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh

Foster, A., C. Francis, A. Kappler, & M. Pepi. Characterization of the microbiota within the water column and sediments of Salt Pond

Francis, C. Characterization of freshwater and seawater Fe(III)-reducers from Salt Pond

Howard, P., J. Klappenbach, K. Sauer, & J. Zilles. Ecological significance, molecular and physiological characterization, and nature of a bacterium associated with the heterocysts of an Anabaena sp. isolated from School Street Marsh, Woods Hole, MA

Klappenbach, J. Enrichment and attempted isolation of Cristispira from the oyster

Liao, M. Calcite formation by sulfate reducing bacteria enriched from a microbial mat in Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh: Is it possible?

Long, D. Iron oxidizing bacteria from the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh

Patterson, K. Isolation and identifiation of a probable bacterial pathogen affecting the accessory nidamental gland of female cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis

Pepi, M. Characterization of microbial populations degrading aromatic monomers in aerobic and anaerobic enrichments with Salt Pond sediments, a preliminary study

Robles, S. Molecular and microbiological approaches to study sulfate-reducing bacteria in a stratified coastal salt pond

Spear, J. Further molecular characterization of microbiota found in the internal stylus of a bi-valve mollusk


Banin, U. Identification of the bacteria forming the “berries” – purple macroscopic aggregates in the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh

Bohannan, B. & B. Sobczak. Preliminary investigation of bacterial diversity in the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh sediments/ Question: is the abundance and diversity of denitrifying bacteria greater in salt marsh sediments that have been amdned with organic nitrogen?

Boyle, A.W. Characterization of the bacerial populations using molecular techniques

Dawson, S.C. Archaeal pride:we are everywhere/enrichments for mesohilic crenarchaeota in silfide-rich sdiments from the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh

Dugas, J. Enrichment for methanol utilizers, attempts at pure culture isolation, and introductory molecular analysis of enrichment community diversity

Evans, K. Excursion into microbial diversity using the nitrogen cycle as a model

Jaspers, E. Extremely halophilic archaea in moderate environment? – an attempt to cultivate extremely halophilic archaea from low salt habitats

Krause, S. & F. Barghuthy. Methanogenic archaea in the human digestive tract revisted

Lie, T. Microbiota of the hindgut of Periplaneta americacna: studies of microbial diversity from culture techniques and molecular analysis

Stone, A. Investigation of molecular methods for the analysis of microbial community composition and diversity in complex environmental samples

Thongmee, A. Biodegradation of phenolic compounds

Wenuganen, S. Indentification of toadfish pathogenic bacteria based on a molecular approach

Zurek, L. & D. Hughes. Microbial community of the egg capsul and accessory nidamental gland (ANG) of the squid Loligo pealei


Anton, A. Isolation of bacteria that reduce As (V) to As (III)

Barbieri, E. & J. Gulledge. The accessory nidamental glands of Loligo pealei: diversity of symbiotic bacteria

Boone, R. & D. Moser. Presence of nitrifiers at the Harvard forest long-term litter manipulation plots: application of process-level and molecular techniques

Bruchert, V. Degradation of ligin monomers and oligomers by a consortium of anaerobic bacteria

Carr, C.S. Isolation and characterization of a Desulfovibrio-related bacterium grown in the presence of trimethylamine and in the absence of sulfate

Dillon, J. & A. Wilmotte. Polyphasic characterization of phototrophs from a microbial mat in Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

Fernandes, R. Enrichment strategies for iron and sulfur reducing bacteria from Sippewissett Salt Marsh

Foreman, C.& J. Comolli. Examination of biofilms formed on glass slides in a flowing seawater bioreactor

Gisi, D. Isolation and sequencing of 16S rRNA from an uncultivated microorganism putatively involved in biodegradation of dibromomethane in sea water/ Cultivation of a facultative heterofermentative lactic acid bacteria strain in continuous culture

Greedy, R. & S. Ratering. Isolation and characterization of symbiotic bacteria from the hermit crab

Martin, M. One organism’s waste is another organisms gene pool: gene transfer in marine environments

Metcalf, W. Enrichment for chemolithoautotrophs that utilize reduced sulfur or nitrogen compounds

Perez-Jimenez, J. Isolation of endospore-forming bacteria from marine sources

Ratering, S. Isolationof a methane utilizing phototrophic bacteria

Sackett, M. Comparison of the photoresponses of the anoxygenic purple non-sulfur bacteria Rhodospirillum centenum and Rodobacter sphaeroides

Scavino, A. Isolation and characterization of xylanolytic bacteria

Schaefer, A. Can bacteria hunt their prey? A study of Bdellovibrio chemotaxis towards host cell supernatants

Shoemaker, N. Microbial ecology of antibiotic resistance genes in the human colonic microbiota

Soto, J. Analysis and characterization of vibrio species on marine organisms


Anderson, R. Enrichment and isolation of methanogens from termite hindgut

Arahal, D. Characterization of some moderate and extreme halophiles from culture collection strains and environmental samples by comparative rRNA sequence analysis

Chien, C. A study of the diversity of a microbiota in the accessory nidamental gland of squid Loligo pealei

Chein, C. Microbiota in the intestinal tract of marine fish Fundulus heterclitus

Damgaard, L. Agar degrading bacteria – a small study AND Damgaard, L. Microbial transformation of sulfide and 3-mercaptopropionate

George, A. Microbial reduction of phosphate?

He, J. Isolation of cellulolytic bacterium using turnip and cellulose source (substrate)

Hilario, E. Partial stratificationo in vitro of microbial subpopulations from the salt marsh microbial mat, Sippewissett, MA

Hilario, E. Bacteriophage extraction from the microbial mat from Sippewissett, MA

Holliger, C. On the use of molecular technique for the characterization of methogenic and sulfate-reducing enrichments

Hoskins, D. Growth and amine production by anaerobic bacteria in the human vagina

Hoskins, D. Cultivation of anaerobic bacteria from the human vagina

Miller, E. Survey and isolation of bacteriophages of photosynthetic purple non-sulfur luminous bacteria

Miller, E.; Suarez-Sanchez P.; Sabl, J.; Chien, C. Nitrogen fixing bacteria

Newman, D. Tracking the development of natural biofilms with in situ hybridization and scanning confocal laser microbiology

Plugge, C. Degradation of methanesulfonate by aerobic bacteria

Plugge, C. Enrichment of “chlorochromaium aggregatum”

Sabl, J. Use of Canada balsam as a selective agent and possible substrate in the enrichment of termite hingut microbiota

Schlekat, C. Characterization of the microbial community associated with the shipworm, Lyrodus pedicellatus

Sroga, G. The physiology of nitrogen fixation by non-heterocystous cyanobacteria

Suarez-Sanchez, P. Taurine utilization by purple non-sulfur bacteria

Vetriani, C. Microbial diversity in anoxic marine sediment

Zannoni, D. The effect of respiration on the phototactic behaviour of the purple nonsulfur bacterium Rhodospirillum centenum


deSouza, M., K. Londry, & M. Vargas. Sulfate reduction by oxygen-tolerant sulfate reducing bacteria in microbial mats

Faath, I. Isolation of chitin degrading bacteria from various habitats

Jander, G. Isolation of pyrite oxidizing bacteria from the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh

McHatton, S. Possible isolation of halophilic, cellulolytic bacteria

Mueh, U. Sulfate reduction by and Fe(III) reducing isolate? Can sulfate reducers respire Fe(III)?

Olson, J. A novel technique for the cultivation of microaerophilic bacteria

Rothermich, M. The growht of Myxococcus xanthus MD207 on agar medium pre-conditioned by various soil and bark bacteria

Suwanto, A. Rapid screening method and preliminary study on the diversity of phylloplane bacteria which can complement Vibrio fischeri autoinducer

Tumbula, D. Utilization of alternative substrates by anaerobic phototrophic bacteria

Van_der_Maarel, M. Fermentation of polyhdroxybutyrate and crotonate in anoxic marine sediments

Van_Schie, P. Principles underlying the various growth patterns of purple non sulfur bacteria

Westenberg, D. Circadian rhythms in cyanobacteria


Ahmann, D. Search for degraders of methylated purines AND Investigation of chemotaxis in sulfate-reducing bacteria

Barford, C. Adhesion-mediated enrichment of purple sulfur bacteria

Brauman, A. Determination of the predation rate of myxobacteria in soil samples

Chen, T. Isolation of purple sulfur baceria from purple aggregates in Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh, MA/Diversity of purple sulfur bacteria in the microbial mat at Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh, MA

Chen, T. Enrichment of “Chlorochromatium aggregatum”

Egland, P. Enrichment of Chlorochromatium aggregatum/Heat resistance of Myxococcus virescens myxospores

Frings, E. Isolation of members of the family Heliobacteriaceae

Hughes, L. Enrichment from various habitats of bacteria capable of degrading xylan at high temperature and high pH/Examination of xylan-degraders in a higher termite hindgut

Kreiling, J. Enrichment for poly B-hydroxybutyrate degraders/Cristispira isolation

Lindstrom, E. Enumeration of Bdellovibrio sp. in aquatic environments using host bacteria isolated from nature

Martinez-Canamero, M. Stdy of the favorable conditions for the enrichment and eventual isolation of Spirochaeta plicatilis

Martinez-Canamero, M. & M. More. Autoinducer producing strains from natural environments

More, Vampirococcus sucking on Chromatium

Muyzer, G. Aggregate formation of sulfate-reducing bacteria and methanogens during interspecies hydrogen transfer/Isolation of bacteria from the gut of spider crab

Nevarez-Moorillon, G. Determination of number of myxospores in Myxococcus xanthus fruiting bodies/Attachment of Caulobacter spp. to Anabaena filaments

Nickelson, M. Biodegradation of lignin dimers under anaerobic conditions/Isolation of a cytophaga able to biodegrade cellulose/Isolation of a cytophaga glider under anaerobic conditions

Northup, D. Chemotaxis of termine hindgut spirochetes/Bacterial calcification in cave pools

Ochs, C. Grazing on unicellular cyanobacteria (Synechococcus) by marine flagellates

Wada, M. A method for monitoring the chemotactic behavior of magnetotactic bacteria/Observation of the interface among Myxobacterial colonies

Wakeford, T. & E. Lindstrom. The first energy source for life: investigating Wachtershauser’s hypothesis

West, A. Mixotrophy of hydrogen and methoxylated aromatics by homoacetogens/MPN count of methanogenic and homoacetogenic bacteria in termite guts


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Breitung, J. Green phototrophic bacteria isolated from a Winograsky column/Carbon monoxide oxidizing sulfate reducing bacteria

Caspi, R. The isolation of Mn and Fe reducing bacteria

Fent, K. Isolation of organotion degrading bacteria under aerobic and anaerobic conditions

Jager, H. Isolation of acid tolerant myxobacteria

Jager, H. & C. Frasch. Analysis of the red berries

Kern, M. Isolation of heliobacteriaceae

Kern, M. Anaerobic growth of bioluminescent bacteria with trimethylamine n-oxide as a terminal electron acceptor: TMAO respiration

Li, R. Isolation and preliminary characterization of canophages

Lin, C. Chitin degrading sulfate reducing bacteria from salt marsh: a summer course independent project report

Mohanraju, R. Isolation of methanogenic bacteria from the Cedar swamp sediments

Ostroumov, S. Effects of non-ionic surfactant on marine cyanobacteria

Pitta, T. Sulfate reducing bacteria

Slater, S. Screening for novel bacteriophage infecting various eubacteria

Smith, D. Production of methane and acetate from five varied sediments when cultured under conditions which promote methanogens and acetogens and while using methanol as the major substrate

Tratnyek, P. Enrichments with core sample from a surfactant contaminated aquifer

Wallner, G. Characterization of magnetotactic bacteria


Arwood, D. Examination of vent and black sea sediments for luminescent bacteria.

Harriott, O. Isolation of an acidophilic non-sulfur phototroph from Cedar Swamp

Huber, R. Lipopolysaccharides within the order Thermotogales

Lane, B. Red berries: in situ conditions and isolations of component organisms

Orle, E. Exposure to introduction in Rhodomicrobium vanniellii

Pohlschroeder, M. Isolation and characterization of an anaerobic thermophilic spirochete from Hunter’s Hot Springs (Oregon)

Smets, B. Isolation of chloro-benzoate degraders

Ting, C. Characterization and isolation of aerobic bacteriochlorophyll A containing bacteria


Alder, A. Interspecies [S]-transfer/Isolation of alpha-pinene degrading bacteria under aerobic conditions and denitrifying conditions

Anderson, P. Lipoidal polymer accumulation and cyst formation in purple non-sulfur baceria

Behmlander, R. An assessment of myxobacterial populations in a marine ecosystem

Clemerti, C. Effects of saccharide structures on bacterial fermentation

Dannenberg, S. Fermentation of glutamate in a coculture with a hydrogen utilizing chlorobium in comparison to other cocultures

Eastman, D., R. Behmionder, & C. Walters. Isolation of spirochaeta plicatilis.

Ellermann, J. Interspecies hydrogen and gallic acid transfer

Ellerman, J. Enrichment culture of methanogenic bacteria with DMS as sole energy and carbon source

Gregg, L. Degradation of aromatic compounds

Gunsalus, R. Syntrophic culture/Use of osmoregulatory compounds by bacteria

Hawkins, J. Aerobic bacteriochlorophyll-synthesizing bacteria from sand microbial mats at the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh

Kim, M. Chemotaxis of non S phototrophs

Kim, M. Co-culture of R. capsulatus and fresh or salt water spirochetes in anaerobic conditions

Ledyard, K. Anaerobic degradation of acrylic acid/Co-culture: Desulfovibrio and purple sulfur phototrophs

Mantis, N. Isolation of a free-living nitrogen fixing marine chemoheterotroph/Interspecies hydrogen transfer between a purple non-sulfur and a methanogen

Mirkin, E. Co-culture/Isolation of Thiodulum

Monserrate, E. Pectinolytic clostridium and methogenic bacteria/Enrichment and isolation of alicyclic compounds degrading microorganisms under anoxygenic conditions

Picardal, F. Isolation of denitrifiers and purple non-sulfur bacteria capable of degrading benzoate and phenol

Picardal, F. Co-culture of desulfovibrio and a methogen in lactate media low in sulfate

Rosner, B. Co-culture of a polymer degrading organism and a non-sulfur phototroph

Rosner, B. Enrichment cultures of Beggiatoa and Thiovulum

Rosnes, J. Co-culture between a marine Desulfovibrio and Methanobacterium bryantii

Schenk, S. Enrichment of polysaccharide-degrading marine anaerobic bactera

Schroeder, I. Isolation of an antibiotic resistant sulfate reducing bacterium

Schroeder, I. & S. Dannenberg. Attempt to isolate Critispira


Bendinger, B. Enumeration of sulfate reducers in the Black Sea Sediment

Brown, B. Co-culture abstract: alginate-degrading bacteria and a methogen

Carman, K. Coculture of chromatium sp. and desulfovibrio sp.

Cynar, S. Amino acid fermentation and methylotrophic methanogenesis

Eisenstadt, E. A tale of two sediments: reduction of Fe(III) to Fe(II) by sediment from Eel Pond and the Black Sea

Fung, K. Betaine degradation by an anaerobic bacterium

Hirsch, C. Motile strain of marine synechococcus

Kerrick, K. Development of co-cultures containing cyanobacteria performing anoxygenic photosynthesis and sulfur-reducing bacteria

Kerrick, K. Observations of the isolation of Fe(III)-reducing bacteria

Konisky, J. Evidence of HS-CoM uptake into marine methanogenes

LaMontagne, M. The effect of microtubules and cytoskeleton inhibitors on magnetic bacteria

LaMontagne, M. The role of population levels in the interspecific transfer of hydrogen in methanol degradation

Laufer, K. Interspecies hydrogen transfer between Clostridium kluyveri and Methanospirillum hungatei

Laufer, K. Behavior study of Spirochaeta auranti

Kahner, K. Enrichment of Black Sea methanogen

Kahner, K. Growth of chlorochromatium in a defined medium

Neuer, S. Observation on ciliates associated with metanogenes

Neuer, S. Stimulating of horizontal layering of sulfur-bacteria

Palmer, J. Thermophiles

Smith, S. A search for M. Voltae infecting phage/A coculture combining green sulfur and sulfur reducing bacteria

Storck, S. Characteristics of carbon utilizing by non-sulfur phototrophs/Pectin degrader/homoacetogen co-culture

Walsh, J. Initial characterization of enteric bacteria occuring in two species of marine worm, Clymanella tortuga (bamboo worm) and Dirratulus crandis (fringed worm)

Wilde, L. Cultures set p to enrich bacteria which catalyze manganese reduction

Yildiz, F. Isolation and determination of Na-independent characteristics of marine motile succinate fermenting bacteria


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Anderson, K. & J. Poindexter. Coincidence and association of caulobacters and diatoms

Cronan, J. A new topoisomerase in Escherichia coli

Compeau, G. & J. Poindexter. Isolation of fast-growing, lactate-utilizing, oligotrophic bacteria

Escher, A. Insertion of a tetracycline resistance marker into bacteriophage Mu

Fowler, S. Methane producing bacteria in the purple frosting of the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh

Henry, S. & N. Hamlett. Is the ability of marine isolates to growt on m-toluic acid plasmid-encoded?

Johnson, B., Ferry, J.

Johnson, B., S. Fowler, & J. Ferry. Methanogens in the purple sand of the Great Sippewissett Marsh

Murphy, G. & B. Mason. Photosynthetic activity of microbial mats at Great Sippewissett Marsh

Nicholson, J. & B. Pierson. Spatial relationships in the microbial mat community of Great Sippewissett Marsh using scanning electron microscopy

Nick, J., H. Nissen, K. Singh, H. Halvorson, & A. Keynan. Factors affecting that synthesis and release of polyphosphate in Pseudomonas vesicularis

Nissen, H. Isolation and screening of mutants of E.coli HK743

Oesterle, A. & B. Pierson. Pigment analysis of the photosynthetic bacteria of the Sippewissett Marsh microbial mats

Perez-Fillol, M. Effects of elemental sulfur in cultures of Methanosarcina acetivorans/Isolation of methogenic bacteria able to grown in high salt concentration

Pierson, B. Enrichment and isolation of phototrophic prokaryotes/Preparation of pigments from mat samples

Pierson, B. An analysis of the purple bacterial layers in the microbial mats at Sippewissett Marsh

Pierson, B. Maintaining complex phototrophic microbial communities in the laboratory – microcosms: winogradsky, phening, and hot spring columns

Poindexter, J. Introduction to research microscopy

Schenck, N. Group motility of organisms in the genus cytophaga interferes with the detection of chemotaxis

Singh, K. The clumping behavior of bacteria isolated from waste water treatment sludge

Vander Horn, P., T. Tiernan, A. Keynan, H. Jannasch, & H. Halverson. A study of spore forming bacteria isolated from the deep sea

Vander Horn, P. & A. Keynan. A search for a peptide that permits the protease mutant Bacillus cereus T 876 to germinate

Weiss, D. Evidence of diversity in bacterial mercuric ion resistance determinants


Ackerman, E. Mutants of Escherchia coli affected in “inducer exclusion”

Boyer, J. Anaerobic chitin degradation as a carbon and hydrogen source for sulfate reduction and methanogenesis in salt marsh bacteria

Decho, A. Feeding relationships of harpacticoid copypods and microbial flora in a continous culture

Escher, A. Degradation of ortho phenyl phenol by streptomycetes in continous culture

Harden, B. Preliminary investigation of organisms capable of degrading dieldrin and aromatic compounds: techniques for isolation and characterization

Hartzell, P. The effect of neurotoxins on chemotaxis in Spirochaeta aurantia

Jouper, A. Is the ability of microorganisms to degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons plasmid mediated? Isolation and growth

Malcrona-Friberg, K. Chemotaxis and algal attachment of caulobacter

Muehlstein, L. Sheath pigment formation in a blue-green alga Lyngbya aestuari

Noll, K. Diel vertical movements of bacteria in intertidial streams of Sippewissett Marsh

Robertson, C. Chemotaxis in Spirochaeta aurantia: a possible cation effect. Screeing for potential chemorepellants

Santoro, N. Isolation of marine toluate-oxidizing bacteria

Skladany, G. The design and construction of a reactor system to model in Alo wastewater treatment system

Sutherland, D. Factors affecting growth inhibition of enteric bacteria by methyl-alpha-D-glucoside

Sutton, B. Studies of magnetic bacteria in brackish waters

Wrenn, B. Investigation into mechanisms of interaction between two microbial populations in activated sludge


Boutros, S. Frequency of resistance to selected antibiotics and heavy metals and the occurance of plasmids in enteric bacteria from a marine source

Bratbak, G. On the relationship between algae and bacteria: a batch culture study

Fattum, A. The ecology of blue-green alge in the algal mats of the Great Sippewissett Marsh

Fosnaugh, K. Chitinoclastic bacteria from marine sediments

Hall, R. Isolation of an extreme clumping organism

Happel, A. Chemolithoautotrophic carbon fixation by chrmatiaceae of the Sippewissett Marshes

Hembrook, P. Denitrifying bacteria in the Great Sippewissett Marsh. Their numbers, diversity, and distribution

Hullan, M. Uricolytic anaerobes in marine sediments

Kerkhof, L. Isolation of N-acetyl glucosamine utilizing bacteria from the salt marsh sediment

May, H. Search for oligately anaerobic photometnaotroph/Transfer of plasmid RP1:mudlac to Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Paden C. Characterization of D-xylose and D-glucose transport systems in Spirochaeta aurantis

Pernack, T. The selection and properties of glucose transport mutants/The nature of the phosphotransferase system of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Schmidt, T. The effect of sulfide on cyanobacterial photosynthesis in marine microbial mats

Schnell, D. Effect of methyl-alpha-D-glucoside on the growth of enteric bacteria: inhibition and escape from inhibition

Stahl, D. The differential attachment of epiphytic bacteria to algal and glass surfaces. The use of DAPI epifluorescent microscopy for the enumeration of attached bacteria

Ventosa, A. Selection for moderately halophilic bacteria by gradual salinity increases

Wier, P. Germination properties of a marine spore-forming bacteria

Wogin, N. Microbial colonization of filter paper incubated in salt marsh sediments as observed by scanning electron microscopy


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Agosta, K. Distribution of S oxidizers and SO4 reducers in Spartina root zones (numbers and activities)

Brandl, H. Isolation of methanogenic bacteria from marine animals

Campbell, L. Relationship between sulfide concentration and oxygenic photosynthesis in cyanobacteria

Chin, E. Measurement of O2 and S gradients in veils of Thiovulum

Clancy, T. Effects of fertilization in marshs and of Cd on populations of photosynthetic bacteria/Studies of Caulobacter in continous culture

Coleman, J. Isolation of bacteria which can grow on methylated sulfur compounds

Dill, T. Isolation and cultivation of “sulfide ciliates”, anaerobic protozoa from sediment

Fitzgerlad, K. Competition between a marine “specialist” and marine “versatile” sulfur oxidizing autotrophs

Grill, P. Sulfur and carbon fractionation in Desulfovibrio salexigens

Kropinski, A. Isolation of Desulfovibrio phage/Ecolgical distribution of luminous bacteria in a salt marsh

Lavoie, K. Ecophysiology of “pink sand”

Lehman, N. Use of the “Baffled Taylor Reactor” for studies of photosynthetic bacteria

Lerud, B. Isolation of oligotrophic bacteria from marine waters and determination of limiting substrate for growth

Lessard, E. Protozoan grazing on planktonic bacteria

Mollura, F. Do fish have intestinal anaerobes? Isolation, cultivation, enumeration, significance

Odom, M. Attempted isolation of SO4/NO3 reducers from marine and fresh water sediments

Paterek, B. Do planktonic organisms produce methane? Direct measurements and attempted isolation of methanogenic bacteria from zooplankton

Seftor, R. Population dynamics of photosynthetic bacteria under varying environmental influences

Terraciano, J. Competition between luminous and nonluminous strains of Beneckea harveyi under microaerophilic conditions

Weber, F. Isolation and enumeration of spirochaetes from marsh sediments using the “rifamycin technique”