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Introduction to Microbial Diversity: Phylogenetics and DNA sequencing

Introduction to Microbial Diversity: Phylogenetics and DNA sequencing

Overview: This podcast contains an overview of some of the many molecular techniques a scientist can use to examine the species and functional gene complexity of microbial communities. There is a special emphasis on techniques associated with analyzing the 16S/18S rRNA gene of microbes.

Learning Objective: By the end of this podcast a student should be familiar with the basic molecular and sequencing approaches of studying the diversity of microorganisms.

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