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In OSU’s College of Forestry — ranked No. 1 in the U.S. — students gain hands-on experience in Oregon’s living laboratory.

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Oregon State University was founded more than 150 years ago as a land grant institution, building on the idea that everybody deserves an extraordinary education that’s attainable and accessible. Here you can determine your purpose, shape your identity and values and become who you want to be.

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College town on the West Coast

Top 10

for 10 years in a row in online education

#1

Most innovative university in the Pacific Northwest

Our Locations

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Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Corvallis Virtual Tour

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Oregon State’s Bend campus, located in the stunning high desert of Central Oregon, offers more than 20 majors, small classes and a vast natural laboratory. Nearby, endless outdoor recreation options await — including skiing, snowshoeing, rock climbing, paddle boarding and more.

OSU-Cascades Virtual Tour

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Oregon State Ecampus blends 21st century innovation with 150+ years of institutional excellence to give people everywhere access to a life-changing education online. Everything we do is designed to help Oregon State students:

  • Make an impact in their communities and beyond
  • Feel supported from start to finish in their journey
  • Build connections with OSU’s world-class faculty
  • Enter the workforce with the skills they need to succeed
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With operations in all 36 counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon State University is a trusted partner serving Oregonians statewide. The OSU Extension Service delivers research-based knowledge and education that strengthen communities and economies, sustain natural resources and promote healthy people and families. The 11 Agricultural Experiment Stations at 14 locations address critical issues across landscapes, oceans and food systems. The Forest Research Laboratory manages 10 research forests and develops innovative approaches for managing forest resources and ecosystems.

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At Oregon State’s coastal research center in Newport, you can dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean — and pursue hands-on, experiential learning through classes, research and internships aimed at developing solutions to pressing environmental issues.

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The OSU Portland Center is a premier event, meeting and conference venue for showcasing Oregon State programs, initiatives, research and exhibitions. OSU also offers a hybrid MBA and pharmacy programs, professional development courses and a variety of Extension programs in Portland.

Oregon's best public research university

With nearly 200 degree programs Oregon State has a path to the career and future you always wanted. 

As Oregon’s largest university, we draw people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to a welcoming community that supports success, well-being and belonging for all. We are constantly learning, innovating and applying new skills to make the world better. You can too.

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Discover the people and stories of Oregon State

Of interest to the lab

Departments and Journal links
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Microbiology@Oregon State University
LinkOut Journals by Provider
Journal of Bacteriology
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Microbiology
Science
Nitrification Network

Laboratory Safety Related
Chemical Inventory Program, Laboratory-Specific Chemical Hygiene Plan (LCHP) .

Vendors
VWR, Fisher, Sigma, ThermoFisher (Invitrogen et al.), Chemstores
Methods:
Culturing N. europaea; CHO titration; Culturing P.butanovora; Ammonia in N. europaea medium; Nitrate in Nitrobacter medium; Nitrite by the Greiss assay;
Stock solutions
Stock solution recipes
Media
Bock mineral salts medium; Ammonia medium for Nitrosmonas europaea; Ammonia medium for Nitrosococcus; Ammonia medium for Nitrosospira; Medium for Nitrobacter chemostat: Ammonia medium (for carbon-limitation chemostat)

Chemical Data Sheets:
OSU access to MSDS Databases or MSDS Databases or Where to find MSDS on the Internet

Tools for genome analysis
ACT: A DNA Sequence Comparison Viewer
WebACT: Sanger Centre Pathogen Sequencing Unit
DOE Joint Genome Institute
DOE: Joint Genome Institute. Integrated Microbial Genomes
KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes
Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing at OSU
NEBcutter2

CGRB Core Laboratories
Translate tool ExPASy
Primer3 (v. 0.4.0) Pick primers from a DNA sequence.
T-Coffee
The Sequence Manipulation Suite
Solubility of Oxygen in Water
PlasMapper
GenScript Tools

Genomes
Nitrosomonas europaea complete genome sequence and annotation
Nitrosomonas eutropha C91 genome sequence analysis files
Nitrobacter hamburgensis genome sequence analysis files
Nitrobacter winogradsky genome sequence analysis files
Nitrosococcus oceani ATCC 19707 genome sequence analysis files
Nitrosospira multiformis ATCC 25196 genome sequence analysis files
Nitrosopumilus maritimus SCMI genome sequence analysis files

RAST (Rapid Annotation using Subsystem Technology)

Workshops
Nitrification Network Workshops The process of nitrification.

DATA
Data microarrays;starvation; Xue et al. FEMS 2006; Download MS Excel file