Project

Demonstration of yet undiscovered dentrification genes in Gram positive bacteria via whole genome sequencing

Duration
01 January 2011 → 31 December 2013
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
denitrification bacillus nitrogen cycle
 
Project description

Denitrification is a redundant enzymatic process. Known denitrification genes could not yet been demonstrated in many gram positive bacteria despite the presence of a clear denitrification capacity. In this project, we will try to underpin the hypothesis that unknown genes are involved in the evolution of fixed nitrogen into nitrogen gas by whole genome sequencing of a selection of denitrifying bacilli.