Monthly Archives: December 2014

Respiratory gene database paper is online

My paper accepted at Environmental Microbiology is now online under accepted articles.  It addresses specific changes in bacteria community respiration using mRNA expression of respiratory genes in Chesapeake Bay. This estuary exhibits seasonal anoxia (oxygen deprivation) and the bacterial communities respond by utilizing different electron acceptors for their respiration (nitrogen ions, metals, sulfate). We analyzed these changes by parsing community mRNA sequencing data with curated gene specific databases.  For more information check out the Environmental Microbiology page.