November 9, 2011 –
Desulfovibrio vulgaris is a sulfate-reducing bacterium with the unique ability to metabolize metals. A boon to toxic waste cleanup and a curse to oil drilling and storage, understanding how D. vulgaris responds to environmental changes is key for managing use of the bacteria. Bioengineering Professor Adam Arkin co-authored a paper appearing in Genome Biology, with lead author Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, providing the first ever map of the genes that determine how these bacteria interact with their surrounding environment.
Read more at Lawrence Berkeley Lab.