“[H]aving access to the capabilities at the DOE JGI and EMSL ‘proved to be a powerful tool in exploring the molecular mechanisms of carbon degradation by soil microbes.’”
In a Plos ONE study, a team led by researchers at Harvard University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) conducted a comparative analysis of the secretomes of four recently-isolated and sequenced filamentous Ascomycete fungi to learn more about the variety of pathways they deploy to break down carbon compounds. The team’s study was made possible by a partnership between the two national user facilities called Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science or FICUS. The partnership allows scientists around the world to draw on capabilities at both SC user facilities to get a more complete understanding of fundamental scientific questions. Read more on the DOE JGI website.