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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Sydney Robertson, a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Biology program, recently has had two papers accepted for publication. Robertson’s paper “Whole-genome sequence of a novel Elioraea species, isolated from a Yellowstone National Park hot spring”, has been published in Microbiology Resources Announcements (MRA), and the paper “Whole-Genome Sequences of the Purple Nonsulfur Photosynthetic Bacteria Rhodobacter capsulatus SP108 and SL Reveal a Need for Reclassification of the Genus” will be… Read More

On a vacation trip to New Mexico this summer Dr. Kyndt sampled some water from Dripping Springs in the Organ Mountains to look at the bacterial composition in this pristine natural area. After returning to the labs at Bellevue University, he grew the samples on bacterial agar plates and noticed several bright orange colored colonies on one of the plates. Intrigued by this, he purified the bacteria and isolated its DNA. After… Read More