Light-Induced Motility of Thermophilic Synechococcus Isolates from Octopus Spring, Yellowstone National Park

N.B. Ramsing, Montana State University Department of Microbiology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology

This journal abstract reports that light-induced motility of different cyanobacterial lineages may be indicative that the trait is possibly widespread among the group. The full article, in PDF format, can be downloaded at no cost. It includes research methods and results, images of the microorganisms, figures analyzing the motility of the isolates, and a discussion of the findings and proposed implications.

Subject: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Molecular Biology, Evolution:Patterns, Biosphere:Methods of Microbiology:Microscopy , Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Microbiology