Menu
:
:



Microbial Population Dynamics of Periphyton Biofilms in White Clay Creek

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Using glass microscope slides as tiny gardens to grow microbial biofilms, this project explored differences in microorganisms between three reaches of White Clay Creek with different streamside vegetation. Molecular DNA fingerprints of biofilms on glass slides differed in the three reaches, as did the biofilms on natural underwater surfaces. This revealed how subtle differences in surfaces and surroundings affect microbial communities and their distribution.

Funded by: Stroud Water Research Center

Principal Investigator: Jinjun Kan

Project Years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Give the Gift of Fresh Water

As you give thanks for the gifts in your life, we invite you to give the gift of water. Clean drinking water, good health, happy trout, productive soil, clean air, the simple joys of swimming, boating, fishing — our healthy freshwater ecosystems make these and so many other things possible.

Your donation today will help preserve and protect
the future of fresh water.