Stream cyanobacterial blooms
Microcoleus blooms periodically in streams, typically during influxes of high nutrients. In some cases these blooms produce harmful anatoxins. This study aims to increase our understanding of how Microcoleus biofilms develop during eutrophication events. We are using proteogenomics (coupled metagenomics and metaproteomics) to investigate activity during biofilm formation and mechanisms of nutrient acquisition.