Lecture 21: Bacterial diversity and Microbial Ecology. Dr Mike Dyall-Smith Haloarchaea Research Lab., Lab 3.07 firstname.lastname@example.org Ref: Prescott, Harley & Klein, 6th ed., parts of chapters 21-24 (refer to these notes). Also p590-1 (lichens) . Main Topics.
- short DNA sequence- complementary to rRNA
- specific sequence (eg. to genus)- fluorescent tag attached
View cells (in situ) under fluorescent microscope, and see what cells fluoresce, showing they have bound the probe
Microcystis bloom in Matilda Bay, Swan-Canning Estuary, Western Australia.
an un-natural cyanobacterial bloom due to excessive nutrients (pollution)
Photo by Tom Rose (WA Waters and Rivers Commission)
Cells contain thylakoid membranes