2006 Annual Science Report

University of Colorado, Boulder Reporting  |  JUL 2005 – JUN 2006

Molecular Survey of Microbial Diversity in Hypersaline Ecosystems

4 Institutions
3 Teams
0 Publications
0 Field Sites
Field Sites
  • PROJECT INVESTIGATORS:
  • PROJECT MEMBERS:
    Norman Pace
    Project Investigator

    Thomas McCollom
    Collaborator

    Stephen Mojzsis
    Collaborator

    Dominic Papineau
    Collaborator

    Jeffrey Walker
    Collaborator

    Ruth Ley
    Postdoc

    John Spear
    Postdoc

    J. Harris
    Research Staff

  • RELATED OBJECTIVES:
    Objective 3.1
    Sources of prebiotic materials and catalysts

    Objective 3.2
    Origins and evolution of functional biomolecules

    Objective 3.4
    Origins of cellularity and protobiological systems

    Objective 4.1
    Earth's early biosphere

    Objective 4.2
    Foundations of complex life

    Objective 5.1
    Environment-dependent, molecular evolution in microorganisms

    Objective 5.2
    Co-evolution of microbial communities

    Objective 5.3
    Biochemical adaptation to extreme environments

    Objective 6.1
    Environmental changes and the cycling of elements by the biota, communities, and ecosystems