Apr 26


Because of the instability of the RDP web site (it's down again right now - I've contacted the folks at the RDP about it), I've decided to push the due date for the Term Project to the Final Exam date and time for each class section:

Section 001 - Wednesday lab : Wednesday May 9th at 1:00PM
Section 002 - Thursday lab : Tuesday May 1st at 1:00PM
Section 003 : Friday lab : Friday May 4th at 1:00PM

I would never schedule a due date past the last day of class, but the issues with the RDP are beyond our control and require some accommodation. Of course there is no actual Final exam for MB 452, but it seems reasonable to use these date/times for the purpose of this project.

Please get your project to Jace or Hunter by then.

Apr 05


We have sequences! Time to start the Term Project!

FYI, here is how the entore classes collection of sequences falls out:

domain Bacteria (88 sequences)    
phylum "Actinobacteria" (6)
class Actinobacteria (6)
subclass Actinobacteridae (6)
order Actinomycetales (6)
suborder Corynebacterineae (1)
family Nocardiaceae (1)
genus Gordonia (1)
suborder Micrococcineae (5)
family Micrococcaceae (3)
genus Arthrobacter (3)
family Microbacteriaceae (1)
unclassified_Microbacteriaceae (1)
family Brevibacteriaceae (1)
genus Brevibacterium (1)
phylum "Bacteroidetes" (5)
class Flavobacteriia (5)
order "Flavobacteriales" (5)
family Flavobacteriaceae (5)
genus Maribacter (1)
genus Polaribacter (1)
genus Chryseobacterium (1)
genus Flavobacterium (2)
phylum Firmicutes (31)
class Clostridia (4)
order Clostridiales (4)
family Lachnospiraceae (3)
genus Hungatella (1)
genus Clostridium XlVa (2)
family Peptostreptococcaceae (1)
genus Terrisporobacter (1)
class Bacilli (27)
order Bacillales (26)
family Paenibacillaceae 1 (2)
genus Paenibacillus (1)
unclassified_Paenibacillaceae 1 (1)
family Planococcaceae (1)
genus Planococcaceae_incertae_sedis (1)
family Staphylococcaceae (1)
genus Staphylococcus (1)
family Bacillaceae 1 (17)
genus Bacillus (10)
unclassified_Bacillaceae 1 (7)
family Bacillales_Incertae Sedis XII (1)
genus Exiguobacterium (1)
unclassified_Bacillales (4)
unclassified_Bacilli (1)
phylum "Proteobacteria" (45)
class Alphaproteobacteria (2)
order Rhodospirillales (1)
family Acetobacteraceae (1)
genus Acetobacter (1)
order Rhodobacterales (1)
family Rhodobacteraceae (1)
genus Ponticoccus (1)
class Betaproteobacteria (6)
order Burkholderiales (6)
family Burkholderiaceae (1)
genus Burkholderia (1)
family Oxalobacteraceae (5)
genus Janthinobacterium (4)
unclassified_Oxalobacteraceae (1)
class Gammaproteobacteria (37)
order "Vibrionales" (1)
family Vibrionaceae (1)
unclassified_Vibrionaceae (1)
order Alteromonadales (10)
family Pseudoalteromonadaceae (3)
genus Pseudoalteromonas (3)
family Alteromonadaceae (7)
genus Agarivorans (3)
genus Marinobacter (1)
genus Alteromonas (3)
order "Enterobacteriales" (10)
family Enterobacteriaceae (10)
genus Raoultella (5)
unclassified_Enterobacteriaceae (5)
order Pseudomonadales (16)
family Pseudomonadaceae (15)
genus Pseudomonas (14)
unclassified_Pseudomonadaceae (1)
family Moraxellaceae (1)
genus Psychrobacter (1)
unclassified_Bacteria (1) NOTE : This is a bad sequence

Jan 17


As you probably know by now, NCSU has cancelled classes for Thursday, Jan 18th, due to the threat of bad weather. Therefore we've cancelled labs not only for Wednesday (from yesterdays snow day) and today, but also for the small Friday lab session - we're start with a clean slate next week!

Jan 16


As you probably know by now, NCSU has cancelled classes for Wednesday, Jan 17th, due to the threat of bad weather. Therefore those of you in Wednesdays lab section will start next week rather than this week.

Jan 07


New lab section open! Section 003, Fridays 1:30-4:20, is now available for students to move to from either of the other sections.

Dec 17


IMPORTANT : Labs start the SECOND week of classes!

Dec 17


You NEED to bring the following gunk to lab for the second lab session (third week of classes):

  1. ~1/2 liter of pond water - not something you'd ever consdier drinking
  2. ~1/2 liter of sediment - the blacker, smellier, and nastier, the better
  3. a pinch of rich soil or untreated compost - something that smells like dirt
  4. a rotten fruit - mildly acidic is best, think "yeasty"
  5. if you can get it, a marine sample of some kind (water, sand, sediment, aquarium filtrate, &c)

DecĀ 17


FYI, here is the media and supplies list for this semester

DecĀ 17


Welcome to Microbial Diversity Lab!