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Nucleotide sequence data

Oceanographic cruise data

Peptide data

  • Sun et al., (in review), The Abundant Marine Bacterium Pelagibacter Simultaneously Catabolizes Dimethylsulfoniopropionate to the Gases Dimethyl Sulfide and Methanethiol: ProteomeXchange Accession: PXD001717.
  • Smith et al., (in review), Proteome Remodeling in Response to Sulfur Limitation in Candidatus Pelagibacter ubique: ProteomeXchange Accession: PXD003672.


These programs were written with support from the National Science Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


Ocean songs

As with any laboratory, our members bring many talents besides scientific experimentation and analysis skills to the group. One such student/post-doc was Jim Tripp, a former Cornell University Glee Club member who sang in local choir groups, and, along with his wife, Shelley, composed lyrics in his spare time. Jim's legacy includes two Giovannoni Laboratory-inspired songs, The SAR11 Song, which details Jim's travails trying to coax Pelagibacter to grow, and The Carboy Collection Song, aka "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Throw Up Filling Carboys", about our periodic trips to the Oregon Coast to collect seawater media. Accompaniment is provided by Joshua Kitner.

Piano on the beach being hit by waves

Jim and Shelley also lent their talents to the ProchlorococcusFest composing a ditty in honor of SAR11's photosynthetic neighbor, a brief bit of which can be heard on National Public Radio's Morning Edition.

Even our colleagues are getting in on the fun. Jack Gilbert and Peter Larsen at the Argonne National Laboratory put together a melody based on SAR11 abundance in the Western English Channel.