A NOVEL METHOD FOR ASSESSMENT OF 16S RRNA GENE COPY NUMBER IN BACTERIAL GENOMES BY PULSED-FIELD GEL ELECTROPHORESIS AND PCR AMPLIFICATION
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16S rRNA gene (rrn) copy number in bacterial genomes is indicative of ecological strategies of bacteria and is critical for quantification of bacterial abundance in mixed populations using rrn-based approaches. For accurate assessment of rrn copies, a novel technical strategy by means of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and polymerase chain reaction amplification analysis was introduced. Experimental and in silico analysis on a test bacterial culture Caulobacter crescentus proved it to be simple, effective, accurate and a good alternative to traditional time-consuming methods.
CitationJOURNAL OF RAPID METHODS AND AUTOMATION IN MICROBIOLOGY,2009,17（3): 274-279