Background: The use of culture-independent nucleic acid techniques, such as ribosomal RNA gene cloning library analysis, has unveiled the tremendous microbial diversity that exists in natural environments. In sharp contrast to this great achievement is the current difficulty in cultivating the majority of bacterial species or phylotypes revealed by molecular approaches.
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- Gao, Weimin (Author)
- Navarroli, Dena (Author)
- Naimark, Jared (Author)
- Zhang, Weiwen (Author)
- Chao, Shih-hui (Author)
- Meldrum, Deirdre (Author)
- Biodesign Institute (Contributor)
- Digital object identifier: 10.1186/2049-2618-1-4
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Gao, W., Navarroli, D., Naimark, J., Zhang, W., Chao, S., & Meldrum, D. R. (2013). Microbe observation and cultivation array (MOCA) for cultivating and analyzing environmental microbiota. Microbiome, 1(1), 4. doi:10.1186/2049-2618-1-4