The Microbial Laboratory is pleased to report that Science Daily recently posted a piece titled 'Marine Lab Team Seeks To Understand Coral Bleaching' - that discusses an NMR-based metabolomics study in which, yep, you guessed it, members of the Microbial Laboratory participated in...you can find the abstract for the original publication here. The best line?
These metabolic changes, the HML team believes, are clues to learning why the small temperature change can turn non-virulent V. coralliilyticus into a coral bleaching menace.
[FYI: The 'comma-shaped' microorganism in the upper left-hand corner of this blog is the temperature-dependent coral pathogen, Vibrio coralliilyticus. My group is currently putting the finishing touches on a manuscript focused on the genome of this organism, and on another manuscript focused on the proteome. We're hoping to submit these two manuscripts to PLoS ONE before Thanksgiving...].