Tag Archives: Epischura

Epischura transcriptome is mostly… Epischura

If you grind up a human being, they say, and extract DNA from the whole thing and nextgen-sequence it, you get 85% bacterial reads. As some of our colleagues know very well, if you sequence DNA from a diatome algae … Continue reading

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Approaching the End of the Field Season

The summer is winding down, and yesterday we continued a string of recent goodbyes by seeing off three more members of our team. Lev and Katie are currently en route to Moscow and then back to the States, and Liza, an … Continue reading

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CircumBaikal Cruise Preparations

The lab is bustling today as most of our team prepares to go out on the lake for a twelve day sampling cruise. Lake Baikal is over 600 km long and the team will be traversing most of it, making … Continue reading

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NSF winter team work at Bol’shie Koty in full swing

After spending our first two days setting up the newly renovated lab and recovering from jet lag we sprung into action, making a number of trips out to Station 1, processing water samples and setting up experiments in the lab. … Continue reading

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What is the name of the organism central to the zooplankton part of our project?

Taxonomy is important. And it is important to name organisms correctly to avoid confusion. Next question is what is “correctly”. Two main approaches are possible: go by the rules and go by the usage. The rules are clear: the name … Continue reading

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