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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