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Start Date

5-10-2021 10:55 AM

End Date

5-10-2021 11:00 AM

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Gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O) is a common precipitate at Great Salt Lake (GSL). On Earth, gypsum is formed in hypersaline environments, in minerals left behind when water evaporates. In the Autumn, as the water cools, mineral precipitation is favored since solubility is lowered. In this process, newly formed gypsum will trap microorganisms in fluid and clay inclusions. This study is to cultivate haloarchaea preserved in gypsum, and identify the species using PCR technique.

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May 10th, 10:55 AM May 10th, 11:00 AM

Identification of Haloarchaea in Gypsum from Great Salt Lake

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Gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O) is a common precipitate at Great Salt Lake (GSL). On Earth, gypsum is formed in hypersaline environments, in minerals left behind when water evaporates. In the Autumn, as the water cools, mineral precipitation is favored since solubility is lowered. In this process, newly formed gypsum will trap microorganisms in fluid and clay inclusions. This study is to cultivate haloarchaea preserved in gypsum, and identify the species using PCR technique.