2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Symposium

Location

ScholarSpace, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Document Type

poster

Abstract

During 2022, samples were collected at Wind Cave National Park on three different trips. As the team goes deeper and deeper into the cave, the goal is to actively trace the types of microorganisms (fungi, bacteria, and archaea) throughout the cave. The process to obtain species level identification of these samples utilizes PCR amplification of different sections of their genomic DNA followed by sequencing analysis. An initial phylogenetic tree showing relatedness of the identified microorganisms is presented.

Start Date

29-7-2022 11:00 AM

End Date

29-7-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Northern Iowa

Faculty Advisor

Justin Peters

Faculty Advisor

Joshua Sebree

Department

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

File Format

application/pdf

Available for download on Monday, July 29, 2024

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Jul 29th, 11:00 AM Jul 29th, 1:30 PM

Identification of Microorganisms from the Depths of Wind Cave

ScholarSpace, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

During 2022, samples were collected at Wind Cave National Park on three different trips. As the team goes deeper and deeper into the cave, the goal is to actively trace the types of microorganisms (fungi, bacteria, and archaea) throughout the cave. The process to obtain species level identification of these samples utilizes PCR amplification of different sections of their genomic DNA followed by sequencing analysis. An initial phylogenetic tree showing relatedness of the identified microorganisms is presented.