DNA microarrays for characterising compost communities

The analysis of microbial communities in rapidly changing habitats like composts is a challenging task, and so far no easy tools are available

We intend to develop a phylogenetic microarray based on 16S rDNA for bacteria in composting situations with the aim to be able to rapidly detect population changes and the presence of plant and human pathogens, as well as beneficial microorganisms.

Preliminary findings
The currently available chip contains more than 50 species; spiking experiments have shown that the detection levels are suitable.

Poster on "Labelling DNA for microarrays" => see pdf

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