Ribosomal RNA gene dosage in marine bacteria

Lee Kerkhof, Mark Speck

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Ribosomal RNA gene dosage was determined for 20 marine heterotrophic bacteria using short probes (<600 bp) from the Escherichia call 16S rRNA gene and Southern blot analysis. All bacterial strains had between 4 and 10 copies of the 16S rRNA genes in their genomes. This report presents important preliminary data for developing quantitative molecular methods to address population dynamics of marine bacteria based on 16S rRNA sequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-267
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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