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Microbial marine communities diversity : from culture to function

Objective

This proposal investigates marine microbial biodiversity by obtaining cultures of novel microbial groups of marine origin, measure their functional origin and using molecular identity indicators. We plan a systematic approach that includes scale screening of culture conditions using microtiter plates equivalent to 100000 classical experiments of liquid media enrichments, coupled to extinction dilution to guarantee that at least all the main physio-ecotypes have a chance to grow. The vast database of the organisms that develop under combinations of nutrient regimes will be of critical value in making rapid progress to describe marine microbial biodiversity. Many non-conventional techniques to obtain pure cultures in a single step will be applied by the use of genetic manipulation or flow cytometry. A collection of several thousand strains will be obtained which will be analysed for their role in the ecosystem functioning.

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UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNANDEZ DE ELCHE
Address
Campus De San Juan- Ctra. De Valencia, Km 8,7
03550 San Juan De Alicante
Spain

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Participants (7)

INSTITUTO BIOMAR SA
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial De Onzonilla Edificio Ceei Le
24231 Onzonilla

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JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT
Germany
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Seckenberg Anlage 31
60054 Frankfurt Am-main

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NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Korringaweg 7
4400 AC Yerseke

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PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
Plymouth

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UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
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645,Av. Diagonal 645
08028 Barcelona

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UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
Place Eugene Bataillon, 2
34095 Montpellier

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UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
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Jahnebakken 5
5007 Bergen

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