The Analysis of Natural Microbial Populations by Ribosomal RNA Sequences

  • Norman R. Pace
  • David A. Stahl
  • David J. Lane
  • Gary J. Olsen
Part of the Advances in Microbial Ecology book series (AMIE, volume 9)


Recombinant DNA methodology and rapid nucleotide sequence determinations have changed the face of cell biology in the past few years. This technology offers powerful new tools to the microbial ecologist as well. In this chapter we describe technical strategies we are developing which use these methods to analyze phylogenetic and quantitative aspects of mixed, naturally occurring microbial populations.


Microbial Population rRNA Sequence Sequence Position Recombinant Phage Translation Apparatus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman R. Pace
    • 1
  • David A. Stahl
    • 1
  • David J. Lane
    • 1
  • Gary J. Olsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology and Institute for Molecular and Cellular BiologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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