Finally back in the lab

After spending the majority of our time collecting samples and doing water chemistry on site, we are all back in our lab ready to do DNA extractions and PCR galore. Unfortunately, the kim wipes we used to scrub microbes off the walls of the tanks are too large to fit into our tubes with the extraction beads. After about an hour of stressing and improvising, we were able to get a usable amount of supernatant…or so we hope. We will find out after we do our PCR.

Author: aalexiev

I graduated from University of California, Davis with a Microbiology degree, and am now working towards my PhD at the University of Colorado, Boulder. My interest lies in how microbial communities interact with their environments and hosts.

2 thoughts on “Finally back in the lab”

    1. yeah, we had to tear them into shreds and even then, add extra buffer. David said it might be better to just use less next time.


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