Bacterial Identification: Fatty Acid, 16S or Biolog?

peter via (by peter.ianakiev from
Mon Jul 23 21:11:04 EST 2007

On Jul 23, 9:54 pm, Brian <olson... from> wrote:
> First, this group has provided me a wealth of info over the last 10
> years or so... so now I post a question.
> In terms of getting the most accurate identification of a bacterium at
> species level (medical, plant associated, environmental, etc.... in
> general) which system provides the best resolution:  Fatty acid
> analysis, 16S rDNA sequence analysis (assume full seq.), or Biolog?  I
> want your opinions... let's remove cost of analysis from the
> equation.  I have my own opinion... but is it a bias??
> Thank you for your contributions!
> Stirring the fire --Brian


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