Kathleen Lavoie, Ph.D.
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Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Professor of Biology
101 Hudson Hall
Plattsburgh State University of New York
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Microbial ecology and environmental microbiology. Organisms living in caves. Cave crickets. Sulfur-based ecosystems. Microbes and physical therapy. Contamination of electrocautery and surgical laser smoke plumes.
Figure Legend. A picture of snottites from Cueva de Villa Luz (Cueva de las Sardinas) in Tabasco, Mexico. Snottites are aerial microbial biofilms that drip down from the ceiling like a stalactite made of mucus. But these are dripping battery acid produced as a waste product of the metabolism of chemoautotrophic sulfur-oxidizing bacteria. Photo by Jim Pizarowicz.
This page was last modified on 10/31/02. c Kathleen Lavoie 2002.
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