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Methods of sampling microbial communities and apparatus therefore

United States Patent Application

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The subject invention provides an apparatus and methods for microbial sampling of solids, liquids, and gases, and in performing in situ microcosm or down-well subsurface solid phase sampler tests.
Peacock, Aaron D. (Oak Ridge, TN), Davis, Greg A. (Loudon, TN), White, David C. (Knoxville, TN)
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville TN)
10/ 788,432
February 27, 2004
[0002] The subject invention was made with government support under a research project supported by Grant DE-FC02-96ER62278, from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) Program (Assessment Element). The government may have certain rights in this invention.