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Bioinformatic Analysis of Gene Regulation in the Metal-Reducing Bacteria Family
BMC Bioinformatics (2010)
  • Derek Lovley, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Julia Krushkal
  • Ronald M Adkins
  • Yanhua Qu
  • Jeanette Peeples
  • Sreedhar Sontineni
  • Ching Leang
  • Peter Brown
  • Nelson D Young
  • Toshiyuki Ueki
  • Katy Juarez

Knowledge of how structural genome differences among microorganisms lead to variation in gene regulation is fundamentally important for our understanding of the functioning of gene regulatory pathways and their individual components. This knowledge is also necessary for our better understanding of the genomic changes leading to adaptation to diverse and changing environments. Our research focuses on Geobacteraceae, a metal-reducing family of delta-Proteobacteria, which are capable of harvesting electricity from organic matter and environmental bioremediation of organic and metal pollutants. We are investigating molecular mechanisms which allow these species to adapt and regulate their responses to environmental stimuli, which result in energy production and removal of environmental pollutants.

Publication Date
December, 2010
Publisher Statement
This article was harvested from BioMed Central. Doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-S4-P11 Attribution CC BY
Citation Information
Derek Lovley, Julia Krushkal, Ronald M Adkins, Yanhua Qu, et al.. "Bioinformatic Analysis of Gene Regulation in the Metal-Reducing Bacteria Family" BMC Bioinformatics Vol. 11 (2010)
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