Meets Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 PM, Lillie 103, unless otherwise stated

MBL Micro-Eco Discussion Group, Fall 2016


Sept. 15 Group discussion - MicroEco format reboot!


Sept. 22 Julie Huber

Lennon JT and Jones SE (2011) Microbial seed banks: the ecological and evolutionary implications of dormancy. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 9:119-130.

Sept. 29 Joe Vallino

Mitchell A, Romano GH, Groisman B, Yona A, Dekel E, Kupiec M, Dahan O, and Pilpel Y. (2009) Adaptive prediction of environmental chyanges by microorganisms. Nature 460:220-224.

NSF 2017 budget request document.


Oct. 6 Angus Angermeyer (Starr 322 , Oct. 6 only, 2:30-3:30 as usual)

Buerger S, Spoering A, Gavrish E, Leslin C, Ling L, and Epstein SS (2012) Microbial scout hypothesis, stochastic exit from dormancy, and the nature of slow growers. AEM 78(9): 3221-3228

Epstein SS (2009) Microbial awakenings. Nature 457:1083.

Pedros-Alio C (2012) The rare bacterial biosphere. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 2012. 4:449–66

Oct. 13 Rika Anderson

Bautista MA, Zhang C., and Whittaker RJ (2015) Virus-induced dormancy in the Archaeon Sulfolobus islandicus. mBio 6(2): e02565-14

Science Daily. Microbes Scared to Death by Virus Presence. (2015)


Oct. 20 Zoe Cardon

Bergkessel M, Basta DW, Newman DK (2016) The physiology of growth arrest: uniting molecular and environmental microbiology. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 4:549-562.


Oct. 27 Kathy Regan

Roller BRK, Stoddard SF, Schmidt TM (2016) Exploting rRNA operon copy number to investigate bacterial reproductive strategies.  Nature Microbiology DOI: 10.1038/NMICROBIOL.2016.160

Newsy summary: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-revving-microbial-horsepower-fuel-efficiency.html


Nov. 10 Margrethe Serres