Microbial fingerprinting of a mixed population

Alex Dumitrescu adumit at civil.ubc.ca
Sun Jan 19 22:12:58 EST 1997


quiddity at tiac.net wrote:
> 
> In article <32DEF1E3.5C6 at civil.ubc.ca>
> Alex DUmitrescu <adumit at civil.ubc.ca> wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> > I'm looking for others working with fingerprinting techniques for highly
> > mixed, natural populations. I am currently employing BIOLOG assay plates
> > to assess the biochemical fingerprint of populations from sewage
> > processing systems...specifically anaerobic fermenters (my thesis area).
> >
> >                                               Cheers,
> >                                               Alex.
> hi there,
> there's also a PCR based technique called RAPD used for highly mixed
> cultures... in case yr unaware.
> Cheer- A
> 
> q
> tia

Is that highly mixed PURE cultures or can I use my heterogeneous
anaerobic biofilm samples (what a mouth full). My goal is to arrive at a
reproducable fingerprint for the system, not individual organisms.

						Alex D.



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