Use of Different PCR Primer-Based Strategies for Characterization of Natural Microbial Communities

James I. Prosser*, Shahid Mahmood, Thomas E. Freitag

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I
Subtitle of host publicationMetagenomics and Complementary Approaches
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780470644799
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2011


  • Design and choice of PCR primer strategies, targeting communities - limited, by availability of sequences
  • Fingerprinting analysis of AOB communities - using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE)
  • Use of different PCR primer-based strategies - characterization of natural microbial communities

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