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New Research Posted by AlgaeNova on Thu May 13 2010 07:50:53 AM

Incorporation of carbon and nitrogen atoms into proteins measured by protein-based stable isotope probing (Protein-SIP)

New important scientific research lead to a method unravelling the carbon and nitrogen flow not only in pure cultures, but also in microbial communities consisting of many microbial species. With this method we will gain a better understanding of the incorporation of carbon and nitrogen atoms into proteins and it will finally lead us to a better, specific identification of contaminant-degrading communities, such as we find in advanced photo-bio-reactor systems.
Precise analysis of carbon and nitrogen fluxes in microbial communities of algae and bacteria species will help to identify the best possible combination of species with highest CO? degrading potential.
?We are absolutely interested in the research and the clarification of the biochemical fluxes in microbial communities, such as you have in your bio-reactor systems where there are, beside algae, also bacteria present.
For us it would be of interest to know when a, with 13C market CO? incorporates into the algae and when the bacteria linked to the alga is being taken up by the algae.? said Dr. Martin von Bergen to ALGAE NOVA.

Department of Isotope Biogeochemistry, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Permoserstr. 15, D-04318 Leipzig, Germany
email: Martin von Bergen (martin.vonbergen@ufz.de)


http://idw-online.de/pages/de/news368988 (in German!-but with interesting graphic sollution!Enlarge the graphic!)