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  Publication - BG1.10 Molecular geobiology: Linking geochemical processes to community structure, genomic biology and beyond

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Molecular geobiology: Linking geochemical processes to community structure, genomic biology and beyond
The last two decades have seen a tremendous progress in our standing of which microorganisms are out there in the environment using cultivation independent molecular tools. However, we are only beginning to understand what microorganisms actually do in the environment, and how they change the geochemistry of their habitats.
The general idea of the session is to present the latest results and developments in linking structure, function, and identity of microbial populations involved in geochemically important processes. Moreover, genomic and postgenomic analyses of model organisms now increasingly facilitate to obtain insights into the mechanisms of element cycling. The session aims at an integrative dialogue between both approaches. Contributions that expand our understanding of microbial geobiology from a molecular perspective are welcome:
Characterization of microbial communities involved in important geochemical processes
Detection of active microbes using stable isotope probing of nucleic acids and other biomarkers
Metagenomic analysis and environmental proteomics
Characterization of molecular mechanisms involved in geochemical cycling
Genomics, functional genomics, and molecular biology of element cycling microorganisms: e.g., metal reducers
New methodological developments for analyzing structure and function relationships

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