Evolution Discussion

Larry Marshall lmarshal at pnfi.forestry.ca
Wed Feb 16 10:22:19 EST 1994


In <1994Feb15.213428.8672 at emba.uvm.edu> brianf at med.uvm.edu (Brian Foley) writes:
>of bacteria that cannot yet be cultured in the lab.  Dr. David Ward at 
>Montana State University has made some estimates of the number of 
>bacterial species in one Yellowstone hot spring.  He used PCR to amplify 
>rRNA from bacteria collected on a filter paper and found that there was 
>far more variety than had been expected.

Just to emphasize the point you're trying to make, a phenetic analysis of
those same organisms would yield a different number of species.


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