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John Waterbury

John Waterbury

Scientist Emeritus


Office Phone: +1 508 289 2742

Fax: +1 508 457 2134

Cyanobacteriology at WHOI

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 51

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.A. University of Vermont, 1965, Zoology M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1971, Bacteriology Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1976, Bacteriology

Research Interests

Morphology, physiology, ecology, taxonomy, and molecular phylogeny of cyanobacteria, chemoautotrophic bacteria, aerobic nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and cellulolytic bacteria; symbiosis between bacterial species and between bacteria and eucaryotic organisms; ecology of cyanophages; mechanisms responsible for microzooflagellate feeding patterns.