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Dr. Ken Noll, University of Connecticut - Microbes and Methane


In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ken Noll of the University of Connecticut reveals the process of methane production by microbes in woodland ponds. 

Ken Noll is a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Connecticut where he studies thermophilic microbes that live in high temperature environments such as hot springs, volcanically-heated muds, and deep sea vents. He is also involved in a project investigating the microbes that inhabit the gut of termites. His work has been widely published and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

About Dr. Noll

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