Accession Number : ADA195481

Title :   Phlyogenetic Analysis of Marine Picoplankton Using Ribosomal RNA Sequences.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. 1 Sep 87-20 Jun 88.

Corporate Author : INDIANA UNIV AT BLOOMINGTON DEPT OF BIOLOGY

PDF Url : ADA195481

Report Date : 20 Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The purpose of the program is to analyze phylogenetically the dominant constituents of marine picoplankton in selected Atlantic and Pacific Oceans oligotrophic sites using 16S ribosomal RNA gene cloning and sequencing procedures. Additional goals are the development of rRNA-based hybridization probes for the phylogenetic analysis of single cells and the continued accumulation of 16S rRna reference sequences. Recent efforts have resulted in the establishment of a recombinant DNA library of Sargasso Sea picoplankton, the development of fluorescence-based, phylogenetic group-specific hybridization probes, and the completion of a comprehensive phylogenetic survey of cultivated cyanobacteria.

Descriptors :   *PLANKTON, *GENETICS, DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, GENETIC ENGINEERING, PACIFIC OCEAN, RIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, RIBOSOMES, SEQUENCES, MARINE BIOLOGY, GENES, CLONES, CELLS(BIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Biology
      Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE