Impact of taxonomic and genetic diversity on dissolved organic carbon uptake by bacterial communities

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Determine how Lake Michigan microbial communities compare between near- to offshore sites and sites experiencing different nutrient inputs
  • Evaluate which organisms are breaking down and assimilating various dissolved organic matter sources
  • Determine how the response to a dissolved organic matter pulse is transmitted through the community over time

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Rachel Poretsky
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Completion Date:
University of Illinois Chicago

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Rachel Poretsky
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