Unformatted text preview: process was come up with – it allows you to amplify a particular gene from a complex DNA mixture ° That helps with Phylogenetic analysis o Known Bacterial Phylogenetic Divisions – in 1987, there were only 12. Now there are around a hundred, most of which we haven’t been able to culture. o The diversity is enormous – but how does that help us understand their properties and function? o Remember, Phylogenetic trees are simply measures of genetic difference o Secondary structure of a small subunit of rRNA – you can design an oligo-nucleotide probe o Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization – a species-specific DNA probe – we can identify cells even at the single-cell level ° Beyond just identifying cells, you can start to recognize specific patterns of environmental interaction...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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