Environmental Sustainability

Now more than ever our environment is at risk because of increasing population and climate change. Ocean microplastics and nitrogen runoff from fertilizer are wreaking ecologic havoc. JCVI is using DNA sequencing and analysis along with synthetic biology techniques to harness microbes for uses such as plastic degradation and sustainable agriculture. We also continue to monitor, analyze and better understand the microbes inhabiting the global oceans to develop new improved biofuels and monitor the health of this important asset.  

Engineering a Mobile Exo-Symbiont for Crop Improvement

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Engineering Diatoms to Optimize Production of Desired Products

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Molecular Toolkit for Diatom Genetic Engineering

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Global Ocean Sampling Expedition (GOS)

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Minimal Carnivorous Plant Genomes

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Improving Algal Genetics for Biofuels and Biological Chemical Production

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Diatom Carbon Concentrating Mechanisms

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Co-Evolution of Planet and Biota

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Nitrifying Archaea and Bacteria

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Using Nature’s Resources for More Sustainable Agriculture

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Virulence and Drug Resistance of Burkholderia Isolated from ISS

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Characterizing the Microbial Communities in Caribbean Environments

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Assembly-Enabled Genome-Resolved Examinations of Microbiomes

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Willow as a Potential Bioenergy Crop

Shrub willow, a close relative to weeping willow, is a short-rotation woody crop that can produce large amounts of renewable biomass and is a potential bioenergy crop.

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Leonardo da Vinci DNA Project

This project utilizes genomics approaches to confirm the identity of the remains purported to be that of Leonardo da Vinci as well as to characterize the microbial population on aging artwork.

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27-Sep-2018
Press Release

Domoic Acid Decoded: Scientists Discover Genetic Basis for How Harmful Algal Blooms Become Toxic

Research into gene function in microalgae helps determine how toxins are made in oceanic harmful algal blooms

16-Jul-2018
Media Advisory

Research Schooner Tara in San Diego Calls for Innovative Citizen Science and Oceanography 2.0

For in-depth evaluation of ocean health, biodiversity, and evolution

21-Jun-2018
Blog

Ocean Sampling Day 2018

24-May-2018
Collaborator Release

Researchers identify bacteria and viruses ejected from the ocean

Certain types of bacteria and viruses are readily ejected into the atmosphere when waves break while others less likely to be transported into the air

02-May-2018
Blog

BioVision Alexandria 2018

14-Mar-2018
Press Release

Key Biological Mechanism is Disrupted by Ocean Acidification

Inability of phytoplankton to acquire iron imperils marine ecosystems

Arabidopsis Information Portal (Araport)

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Maize Cell Genomics: Resources for Visualizing Promoter Activity and Protein Dynamics Using Fluorescent Protein Lines

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Human Hair Microbiota

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Medicago truncatula Genome Database

Medicago truncatula is a research model to study the process of nitrogen fixation, the conversion of atmospheric nitrogen to plant proteins.

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Seasonal Succession in the High Arctic

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