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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 havent 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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