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Abteilung Mikrobiologie

 

In der Abteilung Mikrobiologie wer­den aqua­ti­sche Bak­te­ri­en in An­rei­che­rungs- oder Rein­kul­tu­ren ex­pe­ri­men­tell un­ter­sucht. Da­bei tre­ten häu­fig neu­ar­ti­ge Stoff­wech­sel- und Ab­bau­fä­hig­kei­ten zu­ta­ge. Von In­ter­es­se sind un­ter an­de­rem Bak­te­ri­en, die Erd­öl-Koh­len­was­ser­stof­fe, re­ak­ti­ons­trä­ge Sub­stan­zen aus Pflan­zen, Ei­sen­mi­ne­ra­li­en, Sul­fat und Ni­trat um­set­zen. Durch die­se Fä­hig­kei­ten las­sen sich vie­le der in Se­di­men­ten be­ob­ach­te­ten Um­set­zungs­pro­zes­se auf der Ebe­ne der Mi­kro­or­ga­nis­men er­klä­ren.

Physiology of bacteria from the carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and iron cycles
Hydrocarbon- and oil-degrading bacteria

The Department of Microbiology investigates the physiology and diversity of aquatic bacteria from the cycles of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and iron. Investigations usually include the isolation of bacteria and their study under defined conditions in the laboratory. Characterization of enrichment and pure cultures is often combined with the analysis of ribosomal nucleic acids, which is carried out in collaboration with the Molecular Ecology laboratory. Major projects are the study of the anaerobic degradation of long-lived natural products such as hydrocarbons, and electro-microbiological processes in the context of anaerobic biocorrosion of iron.

Direktor

Abteilung Mikrobiologie

Friedrich Widdel

MPI für Marine Mikrobiologie
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen

Telefon: 

+49 421 2028-702

Friedrich Widdel
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