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Capabilities and key instrumentation at the Coral Microbial Ecology Laboratory.


  • Deep-sea sample collection 
  • Coral sample collection
  • Water sample filtration (various)
  • Classic microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • 16S rRNA amplicon surveys
  • Metagenomics
  • Bioinformatics

Key Instrumentation

  • Standard and gradient Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) thermal cyclers
  • Epifluorescent microscope equipped with camera
  • Gel electrophoresis systems 
  • Warm and cold shaking incubators for microbial cultivation
  • Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) system
  • Ultra freezer