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Databases for rRNA gene profiling of microbial communities

United States Patent

July 2, 2013
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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)
Taxon Biosciences, Inc. (Tiburon, CA)
13/ 019,045
February 1, 2011
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. The Sequence Listing associated with this application is provided in text format in lieu of a paper copy, and is hereby incorporated by reference into the specification. The name of the text file containing the Sequence Listing is Sequence_Listing.txt. The text file is 58,277 bytes in size, was created on Nov. 5, 2010, and is being submitted electronically via EFS-Web.