The presence of Planctomycetes in Southeastern Wyoming

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The presence of Planctomycetes in Southeastern Wyoming

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Schulmeyer, Kayley
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Ward, Dr. Naomi
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-18

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Background. Rosette-forming planctomycete bacteria are believed to be associated with eutrophication events in fresh water, and the blooming of alge/cyanobacteria. Species such as Planctomyces bekefii, Planctomyces guttaeformis, and Planctomyces stranskae have been observed in freshwater bodies during the time of their blooming, but have not yet been isolated in pure cultures for characterization. Methods. To identify these Planctomyces species, examination and sample collection from four diversely impacted freshwater systems in Southeastern Wyoming was conducted. Once samples were collected DNA analysis, microscopy, and attempts at culturing them will be performed to characterize them. Results. We have not yet shown the presence of rosette-forming Planctomyces, but conditions in Labonte are ideal for their growth. The moderate summer temperature, with a pH ranging from 6.8 to 9.4 suggests the appropriate conditions for its growth. From sediment enrichment cultures some bacteria that have morphology to planctomycete have been found. Conclusion. Labonte Lake exhibits conditions suitable for development of rosette-forming Planctomycetes. Enrichment cultures resulted in development of planctomycete morpholojies.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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planctomycete bacteria

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Labonte Lake, Wyoming

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Fresh water eutrophication

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