Researchers study microbes within hypoxic Canadian lake layer

By on July 22, 2013

Researchers from across the world are studying microbes living in a briny hypoxic layer of British Columbia’s Sakinaw Lake, according to an article in the Globe and Mail.

The inlet off the Strait of Georgia is home to a host of microbes researchers hope may give them insight into the evolution of and interactions among the microbes.

Single cell genomics were used to isolate cells and amplify and examine DNA sequences.

A total of 201 genomes were sequenced, revealing new clues into how different branches of microbial life function and how they relate to organisms up the food chain.

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