Deadline for abstracts is: January 15, 2007
Abstracts should be submitted by email directly to Terrie Klinger, the program chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org . BE SURE TO INCLUDE “NWAS ABSTRACT” IN SUBJECT LINE OF EMAIL MESSAGE.
Be sure to indicate the type of presentation:
__ 15 minute talk (abstract attached)
A PC-laptop computer and LCD projector will be available for presentations. Please bring your presentation on a jump drive or CD and be prepared to load your presentation onto the computer when you arrive at FHL. DO NOT plan to use your personal computer to make your presentation.
If you require special equipment (overhead projector, 35 mm slide projector), please indicate here:
Abstracts should follow the format shown below and be saved as Word “doc” files using 12 point Times New Roman font.
TITLE (In caps)
Author first name and last name. Affiliation. (Please underline the speaker's name if more than one author.)
Abstract should be single spaced and limited to 250 words.
ANABAENA AND APHANIZOMENON : ENIGMATIC FILAMENTS
Charles R. Williams & J.Robert. Waaland. Department of Botany, University of Washington , Seattle , Washington .
Representatives of Pacific Northwest planktonic Anabaena and Aphanizomenon morphotypes were compared via direct filament PCR with representative strains from several culture collections. Phylogenetic relationships between Anabaena and Aphanizomenon were investigated using DNA sequence from cpc BA-IGS (cyanophycocyanin alpha and beta subunits with intergenic spacer) and rpo C1 (RNA Polymerase subunit C1) gene sequence. The results seriously question the current taxonomy of the Nostocaceae, and in combination with other molecular phylogenetic studies strongly suggest that Aphanizomenon be subsumed within the genus Anabaena .The diversity of Anabaena genotypes in Puget Sound lowland lakes will also be discussed briefly.