16S rRNA

16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequencing has become an important tool in studying the evolutionary relatedness of bacterial strains.

Introduction 

16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequencing has become an important tool in studying the evolutionary relatedness of bacterial strains.

Universal primers bound to conserved regions of the 16S rRNA gene are used to amplify PCR fragments which can then be sequenced, aligned and subsequently compared. Variations between sequences allow for accurate identification and classification of bacterial strains. 

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