Biodiversity of hot springs: Zooplankton and Benthos

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the basic research study to identify zooplankton and benthic species present in hot springs, as well as to determine the influence of physico-chemical properties of hot spring water on the species. 23 zooplankton and 9 macrobenthos were identified in Cuyab Hot Spring and 17 zooplankton in Laguna Hot Spring. Prof. Ma. Vivian C. Camacho CAS-Institute of Biological Sciences College of Arts and Sciences University of the Philippines Los Baños www.uplb.edu.ph

Jason Flowers Metabolic Characterization of Candidatus Accumulibacter Phosphatis Using Metaproteomic Analysis

submitted by: dougramsey
In many freshwater bodies, phosphorus is a limiting nutrient for bacterial growth. To prevent eutrophication, enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) of waste water has been successfully applied at sewage plants for the past thirty years. Previous researchers could only speculate about the biochemical pathways involved in EBPR principally because the organisms responsible for EBPR cannot be isolated in pure culture. Using metagenomic data recently obtained from a Candidatus...