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How many PCR cycles should I use to create an amplicon library?

One of my side projects deals with the gut microbiota of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua). In 2014 we published a pilot experiment on this where we sequenced the 16S rRNA to get a taxonomical overview of the microbial gut content of 11 Cod specimens caught in the Oslofjord, Norway. 800 more words


Better living through microbes at Hot Science - Cool Talks

Microbes have been in the news a lot lately, usually as part of a video or story about the problems they cause, as with the case of… 546 more words

Hot Science - Cool Talks

My antibiotics addiction means trouble for you!

The statement that antibiotics are addictive is of course nonsense, but my experiences with this type of medicine gives me often a different feeling. I will explain why… and get rid of some frustration on the way… 1,551 more words


From PNNL: "Decoding Microbial Interactions"


December 2014
Web Publishing Services

Deep sequencing gives insights into mechanisms of microbial interactions

Results: As scientists strive to gain a systems-level understanding of microbial communities, their task grows increasingly more complex. 437 more words

Applied Research & Technology

ANTHRAX: Bacillus anthracis

There’s nothing quite like a mail-order disease to propel a pathogen into notoriety. In 2001, several envelopes containing spores of the bacteria Bacillus anthracis were shipped across the United States, infecting those exposed with anthrax. 2,359 more words

Diseases & Pathogens

From AAAS: "Body's bacteria may keep our brains healthy"


19 November 2014
Elizabeth Pennisi

The microbes that live in your body outnumber your cells 10 to one. Recent studies suggest these tiny organisms help us digest food and maintain our immune system. 740 more words

Applied Research & Technology

From SPACE.com: "Microbes Found Beneath Antarctic Ice: What It Means for Alien Life Hunt"


The discovery of a complex microbial ecosystem far beneath the Antarctic ice may be exciting, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that life teems on frigid worlds throughout the solar system, researchers caution. 441 more words