Application of Molecular Microbiological Methods to the Oil Industry to Analyse DNA, RNA and Proteins

  • Sean M. Caffrey
Conference paper


Microorganisms have a tremendous impact on the deep biosphere. They are fundamental components of the global carbon, sulfur, nitrogen and energy cycles (Trudinger and Swaine, 1979). Microorganisms are also responsible for shaping our natural resources, for example the conversion of light to heavy petroleum reserves is a consequence of biodegredation (Head et al., 2003).


Clone Library Phylogenetic Marker Deep Biosphere rRNA Gene Amplicon Sequencing Important Functional Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Genome AlbertaCalgaryCanada

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