Science Inventory

Analysis of Life Cycle within Various Strains of Cyanobacteria with a Focus on Internal Regulators and Toxin Production

Citation:

Fischer, J., H. Mash, AND C. Bennett-Stamper. Analysis of Life Cycle within Various Strains of Cyanobacteria with a Focus on Internal Regulators and Toxin Production. AWWA ACE18, Las Vegas,NV, June 11 - 15, 2018.

Impact/Purpose:

Aquatic Cyanobacteria- photosynthetic bacteria that exhibit some similarities to algae and can be found naturally in lakes, streams, ponds, and other surface waters. They are known for their extensive and highly visible blooms ans can form in freshwater, brackish, and marine environments.  Cyanobacteria display a large diversity of cellular forms ranging from unicellular to complex multicellular filaments or aggregates. Many bloom-forming cyanobacteria species are known to have a complex life cycle, including several cell differentiation processes allowing the species to adapt to various environmental conditions.

Description:

Examine influence of nutrient availability on life cycle progression and morphology. Step-wise analysis of internal regulators, nutrient constraints, toxin production, and morphology through Cell Isolation.

URLs/Downloads:

FISCHER_JACKIE_MASH_HEATH_MAY_JUNE2018_FINAL_PSTR_KL.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 759.12 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Product Published Date: 06/15/2018
Record Last Revised: 12/11/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 343546

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SYSTEMS DIVISION

DRINKING WATER TREATMENT AND DISTRIBUTION BRANCH