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Elevated CO2 induces a bloom of microphytobenthos within a shell gravel mesocosm

The geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) is expected to be an important component of future global carbon emission mitigation, but there is a need to understand the impacts of a CO2 leak on the marine environment and to develop monitoring protocols for leakage detection. 173 more words


Response of the ammonia oxidation activity of microorganisms in surface sediment to a controlled sub-seabed release of CO2

The impact of a sub-seabed CO2 leak from geological sequestration on the microbial process of ammonia oxidation was investigated in the field. Sediment samples were taken before, during and after a controlled sub-seabed CO2 leak at four zones differing in proximity to the CO2 source (epicentre, and 25 m, 75 m, and 450 m distant). 218 more words


Day Seven: DNA Quality

We continue on working with DNA and learning how it is processed and tested for quality. We prepared a restriction digest which enabled us to study and analyze the DNA in more detail. 233 more words


Day Six: Molecular Biology Overview

I’ve been kind of gone for a while…but I’m back.

On our second day of Week Two, we started work in the Molecular Biology lab. We only spend every Tuesday of each week on stem cells, and the rest of the week on something else. 421 more words


What's living in the sand?

Jessie Lowry, Coker College

Next time you go to the beach this summer, I want you to think about the sand that you are walking on. 483 more words

Product Focus: EV Shuttle Kits - Next generation transfection system using exosomes

EV Shuttle Kits

Working with hard-to-transfect cells?
The EV Shuttle kit takes advantage of the natural ability of exosomes to be internalized and deliver functionally active biomolecules such as nucleic acids into recipient cells. 503 more words

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Resilience to temperature and pH changes in a future climate change scenario in six strains of the polar diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus (update)

The effects of ocean acidification and increased temperature on physiology of six strains of the polar diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus from Greenland were investigated. Experiments were performed under manipulated pH levels (8.0, 7.7, 7.4, and 7.1) and different temperatures (1, 5, and 8 °C) to simulate changes from present to plausible future levels. 270 more words