A Polymerase Chain Reaction Based DNA Fingerprinting Technique: Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism for Molecular Typing of Perchlorate Reducing Bacteria

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Genetic profiling of environmentally important organisms is very essential for easy identification of biodegrading bacteria. In the previous study, we have reported the perchlorate biodegrading bacteria and characterized them by biochemical analysis and 16 S sequencing. We have observed a very similar isolates of Arthrobacter (Actinobacteria) degrading 4.1 mM and 4.7 mM of ammonium perchlorate [1]. In this study, we report PCR based DNA fingerprinting technique to generate the genomic signature of these closely related group of Arthrobacter species. This study also effectively generates unique genomic signature for each of these isolates that has potential for use in molecular monitoring as well as for tracking genomic variation and rearrangements.

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Shete, A. , Ghole, V. , Raina, M. and Aich, B. (2014) A Polymerase Chain Reaction Based DNA Fingerprinting Technique: Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism for Molecular Typing of Perchlorate Reducing Bacteria. Journal of Environmental Protection, 5, 1111-1115. doi: 10.4236/jep.2014.512109.

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