Accessing Uncultivated Microorganisms: From the Environment to Organisms and Genomes and Back

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Karsten Zengler
ASM Press, 2008 - Science - 308 pages
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A complete overview of methods and approaches to studying microbial diversity.

  • Emphasizes new innovative methods, addresses established methods, and provides "hands on" advice on how to isolate, cultivate, and study organisms.
  • Covers the range of assessment possibilities from direct measurements of physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the environment to a wide array of molecular tools such as metagenomic and metaproteomic approaches.
  • Details innovative methods such as the use of genetic information from environmental samples, enrichment cultures, and single cells.
  • Offers practical, essential advice on how to put these methods into practice both within and outside of the laboratory environment.

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