Hunting for symbiotic and free-living sulfur oxidizing bacteria

Marlene Jensen and Dr. Manuel Kleiner traveled to Woods Hole, Massachusetts to sample for symbiotic marine worms, pink berry aggregates, and laminated biomats, all of which contain various sulfur oxidizing bacteria. The sampling of laminated biomats is part of a BSF funded project on bacteria that have two carbon fixation pathways.

Dr. Emil Ruff from the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole was an amazing host and guide for the two at Woods Hole.

Dr. Lizzy Wilbanks, an expert on the pink berry aggregates, guided us to her favorite salt marsh pools containing the berries.

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