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Method of interest: precision sequencing of near full 16S rRNA genes on a MiSeq…


By: Jonathan Eisen

Definitely worth checking this one (from Burke and Darling) out if you do microbial diversity studies ... Background The bacterial 16S rRNA gene has historically been used in defining bacterial taxonomy and phylogeny. However, there are currently no high-throughput methods to sequence full-length 16S rRNA genes present in a sample with precision. Results We describe…

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Software of interest: MetaMLST: multi-locus strain-level bacterial typing from metagenomic samples


By: Jonathan Eisen

New software/tool of possible interest: Source: MetaMLST: multi-locus strain-level bacterial typing from metagenomic samples Software: http://segatalab.cibio.unitn.it/tools/metamlst/ Abstract: Metagenomic characterization of microbial communities has the potential to become a tool to identify pathogens in human samples. However, software tools able to extract strain-level typing information from metagenomic data are needed. Low-throughput molecular typing schema such as Multilocus…

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microbiology of the Built Environment session at Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes meeting


By: Jonathan Eisen

microBEnet sponsored a "Microbiology of the Built Environment" session at the Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes meeting earlier today. The schedule for the session is below Rachel Dutton University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA “Genetics and Genomics of the Simple Microbial Communities from Cheese” Elizabeth Hénaff Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY “The Microbiome…

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Gut Check: The Microbiome Game now available for purchase


By: David Coil

So 18 months after we released the free, print-at-home version of Gut Check: The Microbiome game we finally have a commercial version!  The game is available from MOBIO Laboratories here, for the very reasonable price of $20 with free shipping.  For a really nice write-up about the game, check out this blog post from Anne…

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