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Improved group-specific PCR primers for denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis of the genetic diversity of complex microbial communities
Phylum- and class-specific PCR primers were tested for the production of clone libraries and for denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analysis of complex bacterial communities. Primers wereExpand
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Genomewide Screening Reveals High Levels of Insertional Polymorphism in the Human Endogenous Retrovirus Family HERV-K(HML2): Implications for Present-Day Activity
ABSTRACT The published human genome sequence contains many thousands of endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) but all are defective, containing nonsense mutations or major deletions. Only the HERV-K(HML2)Expand
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Rate of Recombinational Deletion among Human Endogenous Retroviruses
ABSTRACT The fate of most human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) has been to undergo recombinational deletion. This process involves homologous recombination between the flanking long terminal repeatsExpand
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An investigation into the potential impacts of ocean acidification and ocean fertilisation on the genetic diversity of marine bacterial assemblages
Based on the increase of 16S rRNA gene sequences in databases it is possible to design improved oligonucleotide primers for this gene. Primers were designed in silico to specifically amplifyExpand
A Conversation well worth remembering
To mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, a special event was held at Oxford, which included a ‘Conversation’ between Professor Richard Dawkins and Bishop Richard Harries. Here weExpand