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Identification using RNA sequencing

Partial 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis is a useful tool for preliminary identification of a strain. 
Complete 16S rRNA gene sequencing is used for a more detailed discrimination of isolates against validly described type strains.
Complete 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis including phylogenetic analysis should be part of the description of the type strain of a new species (Stackebrandt et al., 2002) and is offered on request only.

Required material: A living culture (agar plate or slant) is preferred. Lyophilized material might as well be sent.

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Dr. Cathrin Spröer

Senior scientist


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