Maria Mercedes-Roca at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Maria Mercedes-Roca, Zamorano Panamerican Agriculture School, Honduras, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Erin Nuccio at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Erin Nuccio, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Science Nation - Follow the Water

submitted by: nsf
Already parts of the world suffer from lack of water, and with increasing demand it's expected to get worse. To better understand and predict drought, 30 universities are collaborating in a multi-disciplinary effort called the Shale Hills Project. Among the studies, is field research following the life cycle of water along the Susquehanna River Basin, the main tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. With support from the National Science Foundation, civil engineer Chris Duffy and his team at Penn...

Bacillus thuringiensis Cry5B Protein Is Highly Efficacious as a Single-Dose Therapy against an Intestinal Roundworm Infection in

submitted by: raroian
Latest research from UCSD on new, powerful cure against intestinal parasitic roundworms (soil transmitted helminths) like hookworms, whipworms, and Ascaris. These parasites infect 2 billion of the poorest peoples and are a leading source of disease burden in school-aged children. The world has virtually ignored the issues of less than adequate drugs and emerging parasite resistance. Here we turn to an organic solution, natural soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein (Cry5B)....

Thermal IR Camera Applications: Quantifying the Interaction Between Soil and Atmosphere by Samer Naif

submitted by: CharlesTu

EUReKA 2009: Thermal IR Camera Applications: Quantifying the Interaction Between Soil and Atmosphere

International Soil Metagenome - Sequencing Project

submitted by: dougramsey
Soil is often considered to be one of the main reservoirs of microbial diversity on the planet. This diversity could provide a range of information about the origins of microbial functional diversity as well as novel genetic resources. However, our historical inability to cultivate the majority of soil bacteria has hampered our understanding and exploitation of this large diverse community (more than 95% are often considered inaccessible through traditional culture techniques). Over the last...

Accessing the Metatranscriptome for Complex Marine Microbial Communities

submitted by: dougramsey
Sequencing the expressed genetic information of an ecosystem (metatranscriptome) can provide information about the response of organisms to varying environ mental conditions. Until recently, metatranscriptomics has been limited to microarray technology and random cloning methodologies. The application of high-throughput sequencing technology is now enabling access to both known and previously unknown transcripts in natural com munities. We present a study of a complex marine meta...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Kathleen R. Johnson

submitted by: tcarrasc
Reconstructing Asian Monsoon History from Chinese Speleothems; Kathleen R. Johnson, Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine: While we know that modern anthropogenic climate change is superimposed upon significant natural climate variability, the instrumental record of climate is too short to capture the full range of this variability. In order to fully understand and predict future changes, therefore, high-resolution, welldated paleoclimate records are needed to...

Microbial Observatory - Partners Video Magazine

submitted by: csrees
Researcher Jo Handelsman runs microbial observatories in Wisconsin and Alaska and studies underground microbes detrimental to healthy soil. Microbial Observatory is a segment from CSREES' Partners Video Magazine's 19th episode, The Soil Explorers. To view the entire episode, go to http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/soil_explorers.html .

Vineyard Wizards - Partners Video Magazine

submitted by: csrees
UC-Berkeley's Yoram Rubin is helping California wine growers map precious water vital to growing the best grapes by using earth-penetrating radar. Vineyard Wizards is a segment from CSREES' Partners Video Magazine's 19th episode, The Soil Explorers. To view the entire episode, go to http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/soil_explorers.html .