Viral regulation of marine bacterioplankton in transition/enclosed zones

Type: 
Internship position (12 ECTS)
programme: 
EMBC+
Viral regulation of mortality rates of microbial communities in the Ria Formosa lagoon will be studied. Serial dilution experiments will be carried using samples from 2 distinct stations in the lagoon (outer and inner areas) to control for effects of grazing and lysis mortality on bacterioplankton growth rates. Estimates of Total Bacteria Number (TBN) and Viral Like Particles (VLP) will be done using different fluorochrome staining techniques and epifluorescence microscopy.
prerequisites: 
Microbiology
Number of students: 
2
academic year: 
2016-2017
2017-2018
Contact person email: 
contact person first name: 
Helena
contact person last name: 
Galvão
Reference Number: RP-48251