Accession Number : ADA191861

Title :   Ecology and Molecular Genetic Studies of Marine Bacteria.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Jun 87-Feb 88,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Colwell, R R ; Straube, W ; Somerville, C ; Palmer, L ; Pillidge, C

PDF Url : ADA191861

Report Date : 31 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The objectives of the research are to gain an understanding of the ecology, systematics, and molecular genetics of marine bacteria, crucial to the development of marine biotechnology and its applications. Sub-projects are to (i) clone and sequence ecologically relevant genes from members of the genus Vibrio, including deep-sea species, (ii) examine, by means of DNA homology, relatedness between members of the genus Vibrio; (iii) characterize structure-function relationships between 5S rRNA and the 50S ribosomal subunit to elucidate the role of 5S rRNAs and (iv) clone and sequence genes from deep-sea bacteria.

Descriptors :   *BACTERIA, *GENETICS, *MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, *MARINE BIOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY, DEEP OCEANS, ECOLOGY, GENES, MOLECULES, SEA WATER, SEQUENCES, VIBRIO, CLONES, DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, RIBOSOMES, ESCHERICHIA COLI

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Microbiology
      Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE