Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Institute History (VIMS)
VIMS 75th Anniversary Alumni Research Symposium
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse gas generated by nitrification and denitrification. The goal of this project is to examine the effects of antibiotics on microbial communities responsible for N2O emissions from terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. We conducted laboratory and mesocosm experiments in soil samples. Higher N2O production was observed in soils exposed to tetracycline. This was associated with reduction of bacterial denitrifiers abundance and enhanced fungal abundance.
Poster, VIMS 75th Anniversary, Institute History, Alumni, Antibiotics, Microbial Communities
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Albergaria Furtado Semedo, Miguel; Song, Bongkeun; Sparrer, Tavis; Croizer, Carl; Tobias, Craig; and Phillips, Rebecca. "Antibiotic Effects on Microbial Communities Responsible for Greenhouse Gas Emissions". 10-9-2015. VIMS 75th Anniversary Alumni Research Symposium.