Processing Microorganisms

Mausmi Mehta, a graduate student in Oceanography at the University of Washington is shown processing microorganisms on the 2003 Lost City cruise. The syringes are filled with different nutrients and gases and inoculated with organisms obtained form rock and fluid samples. The tubes are then placed in ovens at a variety of temperatures (usually 50 to 90°C) to grow the organisms. Image courtesy of University of Washington.

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