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1 Purple Non Sulfur Bacteria Hopkins Microbiology Course Ann Lesnefsky

2 Metabolism of PNS Bacteria Organic acid electron donor Photosynthesis for energy generation – Bacterial chlorophyll b – Absorbs light in the infrared range Currently PNS bacteria are being studied for H 2 production

3 Course Enrichment Method for PNS – Plated samples from the slough on succinate and ethanol plates, incubated anaerobically with light – Course’s media and Holly’s media – Restreak single colonies for isolation

4 TA Enrichment Method for PNS TA’s enriched for PNS by filtering – Filter both water above mat and slurry of mat material – Place filter face down on plate – Flip and all allow PNS bacteria to grow on filter

5 Carbon Source Enrichment Method Succinate (# of colonies before restreak) Ethanol (# of colonies before restreak) No filterCourse 43 6 Holly 0 0 FilterCourse Many Some Holly Few None

6 Microscopy of PNS Colonies isolated from 5 different plates – 4 plates from strawberry – 1 from Kerby Park All looked like stubby rods

7 Recommendations Next year use the filter method.

8 Questions?


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