Bay's microorganisms to be studied
Algae, bacteria and other microorganisms at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay's food chain are the focus of a new federally funded study.
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger announced the one-year, $100,000 study on Monday at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's headquarters in Annapolis. The study will be conducted by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science at its Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore.
Principal investigator Feng Chen says researchers will study the genetic makeup of algae, bacteria and other microorganisms and will learn how they are affected by pollutants and other environmental factors.
-- Associated Press
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