Matters Microbial #30: Deep (Marine Microbial) Thoughts with Jennifer Biddle

March 1, 2024

Today, Dr. Jennifer Biddle of the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware joins the #QualityQuorum to discuss deep microbial life in marine environments (and why you should care about it), as well as her fascination with archaea!

Host: Mark O. Martin

Guest: Jennifer Biddle

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  • The Tiny Earth program website, originated by Dr. Jo Handelsman.
  • A review of the marine archaea.
  • An article about microbial diversity in marine sediments.
  • An article on methane and deep microbial sediments.
  • A nice blog post about sulfur oxidizing microbes in marine sediments.
  • Work by Dr. Biddle and colleagues on hydrogen consuming bacteria in deep sediments.  
  • Work by Dr. Biddle and colleagues on geochemical processes promoting microbial growth in deep marine sediments..  
  • The wonderfully strange skeleton shrimp discussed by Dr. Biddle.  
  • A video explaining about taking a dive on the marine submersible Alvin.  
  • Dr. Biddle’s faculty website at the University of Delaware.
  • Dr. Biddle’s laboratory website.
  • The forgotten woman who made microbiology possible

Intro music is by Reber Clark

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