Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Abstract

Conference

Genomic Science Contractors—Grantees Meeting XIII

Publication Date

2-2015

Journal or Book Title

Genomic Science Contractors—Grantees Meeting XIII, USA-DOE Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy Meeting, Abstract Book, February 22–25, 2015

Conference Title

Genomic Science Contractors—Grantees Meeting XIII

Conference Date

February 22–25, 2015

City

Washington, DC, United States

Abstract

Because of the amazing diversity of soil, it has been identified as a “Grand Challenge” for exploring microbial diversity. Here we investigate the diverse metabolic potential of soil microbial communities involved in decomposition by identifying key functions and organisms involved in cellulose decomposition. Our goal is to develop effective strategies to analyze soil metagenomes allowing exploration of the biological basis for decomposition. This work is being done in soils cultivated for bioenergy feedstocks, where we aim to optimize plant-microbe- soil interactions for the development of sustainable biofuel production systems.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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