Paper led by collaborator Angie Boysen has been published in Environmental Microbiology. Using a combination of stable isotopes, mass spectrometry, and metatranscriptomics, we traced metabolism of nitrogen-containing metabolite glycine betaine through a variety of pathways in North Pacific microbial communities. Rebecca Key and Bryn Durham were co-authors on this work, leading the metatranscriptomics analyses. A great collaborative project supported by the the Simons Foundation SCOPE-Gradients Program.
Schematic of formation and degradation pathways for glycine betaine, figure from Boysen et al., 2022.
Durham Lab | Department of Biology | University of Florida | Gainesville, FL