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Development of public collections of diatoms, polar cyanobacteria, and mycobacteria in Belgium.

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid

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Integration of high-throughput approaches to link culturable microbial diversity and metabolic potential in traditional fermented foods: a new screening strategy for functional starter cultures .

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme FWO

Traditional fermented foods are appreciated by the consumer for their organoleptic and health promoting characteristics. In such products it is often unclear which microorganisms and metabolites are responsible for their characteristics. The present project aims to develop and validate a...

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Prototype of a distributed FAME information system for improved identifications of Prokaryotes.

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid

The project focuses on the integration of the fatty acid databases from several European microbiological research institutes. It demonstrates how previously unseen patterns can be learned from the information network, resulting in improved discriminatory power of fatty acid analysis for...

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Roadmap towards a prokaryotic genomic taxonomy

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos FWO

Basic questions on bacterial genome organization and evolution could not be addressed before the complete sequencing of two bacterial genomes. Today’s opportunities from the large number of available genomes reach much further and puts comparative genomics central in deducing patterns in...

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Antarctic microbial biodiversity: the importance of geographical and ecological factors (AMBIO)

Prof. Dr. Anne Willems Belgian Science Policy Office

AMBIO will determine the microbial diversity, community composition and taxonomic turnover in permanently and seasonally wet habitats (lakes, cryoconites and seepages) across Antarctica, and assess the relative importance of ecological versus historical factors in explaining the...

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Bacterial species: from new concept to new definition.

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme, Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos, Prof. Dr. Anne Willems FWO

The project aims to perform comparative studies of whole-genome sequences for model groups of bacteria representing different phylogenetic lineages, in order to design widely applicable sets of genes and primers which can be used to develop a multilocus sequence analysis-based approach for the...

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BCCM/LMG Bacteria collection

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid

The BCCM/LMG bacteria collection aims at preserving and distributing bacterial strains amongst which type and reference strains. The culture collection functions under the ISO 9001 quality label and complies with the Budapest Treaty for Patent strains and safety deposits. The research...

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BELDIVA - Phase 1, Belgian Microbial Diversity Exploration near the Princess Elisabeth Station, Antarctica

Prof. Dr. Anne Willems Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid

This project is aimed at sampling representative habitats (potentially) containing microorganisms in an area of 200 km around the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Base (PES), Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. In particular it will involve two exploratory field campaigns in an area of about...

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BELDIVA - Phase 2, Belgian Microbial Diversity Exploration near the Princess Elisabeth Station, Antarctica

Prof. Dr. Anne Willems Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid

This project is aimed at sampling representative habitats (potentially) containing microorganisms in an area of 50 km around the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Base (PES), Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. It will involve an exploratory field campaign during the Austral summer of 2010-...

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Benchmarking dissimilatory nitrate reduction: focus on nitrate partitioning and nitrous oxide production in Firmicutes

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos UGent-BOF

With Bacillus azotoformans a strain that is (theoretically) are capable of both DNRA and denitrification, and with in addition an unexpected redundancy for nitrous oxide production, is at our disposal. This bacterium may finally allow the identification of differentiating...

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