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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Research Projects

Photograph: Rinehart Lab Presentation, 2011

REU Project 13—Sequence finishing and genome annotation of C. scatologenes—Dr. Claire Rinehart, Biology Department

The strict anaerobic bacteria C. scatologenes is thought to play a role in malodorant production. Recently we sequenced C. scatologenes in order to elucidate the metabolic poten-tial of this organism. We are in the process of finishing and annotating the genome. The genome assembly is being aligned to the genomes of other closely related bacteria. These alignments will aid in the design of experiments to facilitate the closure of the current gaps. Annotated genes will be analyzed for the metabolic potential of C. scatologenes and its potential to contribute to malordorous emissions.

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