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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Science and Engineering
Department of Earth Sciences

PI: Jake Bailey

Analyses of Sequence Data Used in Investigating the Geobiology of Sulfur Bacteria

The activities of microorganisms have a profound influence on geological processes, such as the formation and dissolution of minerals and rocks. The Bailey lab primarily investigates the influences of sulfur bacteria on the precipitation and dissolution of authigenic minerals. Their investigations require analysis of single-gene and whole-genome sequence data. They are using the ARB software package for analysis of ribosomal gene sequences and are beginning a next-generation sequencing effort that requires MSI hosting of sequence data and the use of Galaxy and other MSI resources for genome assembly and analysis.

Group Member

Beverly Flood, Research Associate