IV. COOPERATIVE LAB UNITS
Feed and Environmental Water Lab (FEW)
2300 College Station Road
This laboratory performs analysis of feeds, forages, foods, feed ingredients, natural waters, and industrial wastewater. Analyses include lignin, cellulose, hemicellulose, fat, protein, total carbohydrates, and ash determination.
Soil, Plant, and Water Analysis Lab (SPW)
2400 College Station Road
This laboratory performs analysis of soil, plant tissue, water, animal waste, sludge, and cotton petioles.
Center for Molecular BioEngineering (CMBE)
The Center for Molecular BioEngineering (CMBE) focuses on research for the improvement of biological processes through metabolic engineering. Metabolic Engineering involves targeted alteration of biochemical pathways toward the goals of increased yield and productivity of biological products, or for enhanced biodegradation capabilities. Other general objectives of CMBE are to add economic value to underutilized food, agricultural, textile, and paper resources in the state of Georgia through Bioprocessing. CMBE has facilities for the maintenance of both anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms, and molecular biology techniques are routinely practiced on procaryotes and eukaryotes. We also conduct DNA microarray experiments to elucidate gene expression in relation to phenotype and fermentation performance.