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DNA-based methods of geochemical prospecting

United States Patent

8,071,295
December 6, 2011
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The present invention relates to methods for performing surveys of the genetic diversity of a population. The invention also relates to methods for performing genetic analyses of a population. The invention further relates to methods for the creation of databases comprising the survey information and the databases created by these methods. The invention also relates to methods for analyzing the information to correlate the presence of nucleic acid markers with desired parameters in a sample. These methods have application in the fields of geochemical exploration, agriculture, bioremediation, environmental analysis, clinical microbiology, forensic science and medicine.
Ashby; Matthew (Mill Valley, CA)
10/ 607,077
June 25, 2003
This Invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC36-01G011016 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.