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Photos from the now-thriving aquarium project tanks.

Just got these photos of a couple organisms that are thriving in the aquarium tanks that we helped set up as part of the Aquarium Project.  Stay tuned for sequence data one of these days…  

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Lab Meeting Tuesday October 1st CHANGED TIME to 12:00 (Room 4202)

Hey all, Lab meeting this week (at noon, room 4202) will be a presentation by the UC Davis Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability’s Green Labs Program.   Our lab has volunteered to be the first lab officially certified under this new program … Continue reading

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Summary of Undergraduate Genome Sequencing Project

(cross posted from microbe.net) With the publication of the 6th and last genome paper to come out of our Undergraduate Genome Sequencing Project I thought this would be a good time to reflect on how it all went. To summarize, … Continue reading

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Lab tech (level 3ish) in population genetics looking for job in Davis

I have a friend of a friend who has almost 20 years of experience as a technician working in population genetics and forensics.  She has just moved to Davis and is looking for work, she came highly recommended from her … Continue reading

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Final Presentation of Aquarium Project

Today was the final presentation by the students working on the aquarium research project. Alex, Lakshmi, Sabreen, Andrew, and Kevin all talked about their recent work using QIIME to analyze the 16S sequence data from the project. Their presentations, along … Continue reading

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Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens paper out (Jennifer Flanagan)

The second-to-last undergraduate genome paper is out.   Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens by Jennifer Flanagan.

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Aquarium 16S library submitted today

Seven months after starting the sample collections we finally submitted our pooled 16S library today for sequencing.  We have somewhere around 90 samples from a few different types of aquariums and our community succession experiment.  Now time for everyone to … Continue reading

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Two more papers out: Jessica and Amanda

The days of this blog are numbered…  There’s only a couple more papers to come out (both accepted) and then this project will be officially completed!   I’ll write a summary and reflections on the whole process at that time. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Zach presenting his genome project work at the Undergraduate Research Conference

Here’s a picture of Zach talking about his search for the Microbacterium genome

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Aquarium project poster at the UCD Undergraduate Research Conference

Here’s the poster that Lakshmi prepared for the conference.   The presentation went well!  Thanks to everyone who helped out.

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