State of the art techniques for the study of microbial diversity patterns in East Antarctica

01 May 2010 → 28 February 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
pyrosequencing antarctica ARISA
Project description

Two state-of-the-art methods for the study of microbial communities will be implemented for use on Antarctic environmental samples: Automated Ribosomal Spacer Analysis (ARISA) and parallel-tagged pyrosequencing of ribosomal RNA genes. ARISA permits a thorough comparison of the microbial community in a large number of samples along a gradient of humidity and allows a well-founded selection of samples for pyrosequencing.