Molecular approaches to the assessment of biodiversity in aquatic microbial communities.

@article{Dorigo2005MolecularAT,
  title={Molecular approaches to the assessment of biodiversity in aquatic microbial communities.},
  author={Ursula Dorigo and Laurence Volatier and Jean-François Humbert},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={2207-18}
}
For the past 20 years, the increased development and routine application of molecular-based techniques has made it possible to carry out detailed evaluations of the biodiversity of aquatic microbial communities. It also offers great opportunities for finding out how this parameter responds to various environmental stresses. Most of these approaches involve an initial PCR amplification of a target, which is generally located within the ribosomal operon. The amplification is achieved by means of… CONTINUE READING