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dc.contributor.authorSnow, Angela Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:23:02Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:23:02Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.othersnow_angela_k_200805_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/snow_angela_k_200805_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24762
dc.description.abstractPyrococcus furiosus is a hyperthermophilic archaeon that grows well on complex media containing peptides and various carbohydrates. Its growth on defined media is less well characterized. In this study, the growth of P. furiosus was investigated on various defined media. P. furiosus grows well on a defined medium containing all 20 amino acids. It also shows consistent growth on a defined medium containing arginine, cysteine, glycine, lysine, proline, and serine as the only amino acids. P. furiosus grows inconsistently in defined media with cysteine as the only amino acid. The experimental results are compared with bioinformatics data to better understand the amino acid biosynthesis capabilities of this fascinating organism.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectarchaea
dc.subjecthyperthermophile
dc.subjectThermococcales
dc.subjectPyrococcus furiosus
dc.subjectamino acid biosynthesis
dc.subjectamino acid anabolism
dc.subjectmetabolism
dc.subjectdefined medium
dc.titleExperimental and bioinformatic analyses of amino acid metabolism in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentMicrobiology
dc.description.majorMicrobiology
dc.description.advisorMichael W. W. Adams
dc.description.committeeMichael W. W. Adams
dc.description.committeeWilliam B. Whitman
dc.description.committeeAnne O. Summers


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