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New genus of Bacteria found living inside hydraulic fracturing wells

September 12, 2016
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By: Pam Frost Gorder

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Researchers analyzing the genomes of microorganisms living in shale oil and gas wells have found evidence of sustainable ecosystems taking hold there—populated in part by a never-before-seen genus of bacteria they have dubbed “Frackibacter.”

New Graduate Students Autumn 2016

August 12, 2016
Department of Microbiology

New Microbiology PhD Students Autumn 2016


Siavash Azari                                       Yunxiao Liu

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