Characterization of Arctic River Bacteria by Analysis of 16S Ribosomal DNA Sequencing

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Logan Treaster

Adviser(s): Assoc. Prof. Charles Sweet

Poster #12

The microbiological community resident in Arctic rivers is of interest, both to microbial ecologists and more generally for its relevance to arctic hydrology, geochemistry, and applied microbiology. We have conducted culture-based population sampling, genetic identification, and taxonomic analysis of bacteria from two Alaskan River systems that provide insight into their genetic diversity, and may show identifiable trends in comparison to location as well as hydrological and/or geochemical conditions in two Alaskan watersheds during June of 2019. These results will be compared to ongoing parallel work analyzing the winter microbiome of the Chesapeake Bay and also to full metagenomic studies.

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