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Screening and Culturing

Custom-designed fosmid vector pCCERI for functional metagenomic based screening of environmental DNA isolated from marine sponges at UCC

Work Package 3: Screening and Culturing

This workpackage involves the use of  both culture-dependent microbiological and culture-independent (metagenomic) based approaches to identify micro-organisms or metagenomic clones which produce compounds with potential antibiotic activities. Micro-organisms associated with marine organisms, particularly sponges, are specifically being targeted to isolate, extract and analyse bioactive compounds.


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