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J Microbiol Methods. 1999 May;36(1-2):107-14.

Analysis of bacterial communities on historical glass by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of PCR-amplified gene fragments coding for 16S rRNA.

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Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, University of Vienna, Austria. marsberg@gem.univie.ac.at

Abstract

The present study describes the analysis of bacterial communities on historical window glass by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of PCR-amplified 16S rDNA fragments. So far, only a few studies have been published in which the microflora and the corrosion mechanisms of glass surfaces have been investigated. Some microorganisms, especially fungi, have been isolated from different glass samples in the past. However, our results demonstrate that bacterial communities on biodeteriorated glass surfaces are much more complex than previously believed. In addition, bacteria were identified, which have never been isolated from glass samples before.

PMID:
10353804
DOI:
10.1016/s0167-7012(99)00015-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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