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  • 16 S rDNA primers and the unbiased assessment of thermophile diversity 

    Baker, Gillian; Cowan, Donald A. (Portland Press, 2004)
    Our understanding of thermophile diversity is based predominantly on PCR studies of community DNA. ‘Universal’ and domain-specific rRNA gene PCR primers have historically been used for the assessment of microbial diversity ...
  • Metagenomics, gene discovery and the ideal biocatalyst 

    Cowan, Donald A.; Arslanoglu, A.; Burton, Stephanie; Cameron, Rory A.; Baker, Gillian; Smith, Jacques J.; Meyer, Quinton (Portland Press, 2004)
    With the rapid development of powerful protein evolution and enzyme-screening technologies, there is a growing belief that optimum conditions for biotransformation processes can be established without the constraints of ...
  • PCR-based detection of non-indigenous microorganisms in ‘pristine’ environments 

    Baker, Gillian; Ah Tow, Lemese; Cowan, Donald A. (Elsevier, 2003)
    PCR-based technologies are widely employed for the detection of specific microorganisms, and may be applied to the identification of non-indigenous microorganisms in ‘pristine’ environments. For ‘pristine’ environments ...
  • Review and re-analysis of domain-specific 16S primers 

    Baker, Gillian; Smith, Jacques J.; Cowan, Donald A. (Elsevier, 2003)
    The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) has facilitated the detection of unculturable microorganisms in virtually any environmental source and has thus been used extensively in the assessment of environmental microbial diversity. ...