Exploration of the Microbial Diversity of Caves in the Philippines and its Biotechnological Potential: Bacterial Biofilm Formati

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the UPLB Basic Research Program funded study to conduct initial assessments of microbial diversity of caves in Polillo Island, a Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Priority Area (PBCPA). Among the specific objectives are to: 1.) collect biofilm samples from cave environs (streams, pool of standing water, underwater passages, dripping water and rocks) of Mapanghe and Bulalon Caves in Polillo Islands, 2.) isolate, purify and identify bacterial species, 3.) conduct and monitor in...