New preprint uploaded on bioRxiv from collaborators. Boysen et al., describe day-night cycles in microbial metabolites in the open ocean. Daily oscillations in cellular redox and energetics exert a strong influence on the surface ocean metabolome. Very exciting collaborative work with colleagues in the Simon's Foundation SCOPE Program. Check out the preprint here!
Image of R/V Kilo Moana during the diel study; c/o Tara Clemente.
Bruker's timsTOF fleX mass spectrometry system has arrived on UF's campus. The instrument will be operated in ICBR's mass spectrometry core. We are anxiously awaiting instrument setup and training once campus - and our lab - reopen.
Image of wooden boxes in UF's ICBR; c/o Sixue Chen.
Durham & former PhD advisor, Mary Ann Moran at the University of Georgia, have published a review article in Nature Reviews Microbiology entitled "Sulfur metabolites in the pelagic ocean." The co-authors examine how phytoplankton and bacteria produce & transform sulfur metabolites in the ocean, highlighting the critical role that sulfur plays in mediating microbial interactions and ocean ecosystem function. Link in image.
Cartoon representation of sulfur metabolites in the ocean that depicts some of their functions and the microbes that transform them.
Durham & colleagues from the University of Washington have published an article in Nature Microbiology, showing the importance of sulfonates in marine microbial interactions. Check out the blog post (link in image) and the manuscript here!
Image of sunset off the back deck of the R/V Kilo Moana.