Daily Archives: October 22, 2020

Creating Prokaryotic Taxonomies with Whole Genomes

Contributed by Cory Schlesener, B.S. Historically it has been difficult to categorize prokaryotes into taxonomic units. Advances made have utilized DNA sequence identity to profile organisms at a higher resolution.  Older technologies based on genomic DNA hybridization, or sequence comparison of the 16s rDNA gene (PCR amplified), have greatly advanced our understanding of phylogeny, but […]

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