Early microorganisms headline Science & Technology Seminar on Feb. 13
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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Extreme-seeking microorganisms called methanogens are the topic de jour for the second lecture of the Spring 2013 Science and Technology Seminar Series held Feb. 13 at Northeastern State University.
Speaking is Dr. Dan Lessner of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas on the topic "Methanogens as Model Systems to Understand the Archaea and Beyond."
Lessner conducts research on methanogens – anaerobic microorganisms that live in extreme environments – and studies the biological mechanisms which allow them to withstand inhospitable conditions. They are believed to be among the earlier life forms to appear on earth. Because methanogens produce methane gas, Lessner also studies their possible application in energy production or waste recycling.
The Science and Technology Seminar Series is arranged by Dr. John de Banzie, professor of biology.
The seminar is in the Science building, Room 160 at 3 p.m. For more information contact de Banzie at 918-444-3828.
Published: 2/6/2013 3:54:09 PM