Author Archives: zacharybendiks

TDU (M. oxydans) info, and what lies ahead

The ominous clouds in the sky and the cool breeze in the air can only mean one thing – Summer is gone and it’s time to stop slacking off.  With that in mind, I thought I would update everyone on … Continue reading

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Microbacterium oxydans Data

I finally found a computer with some internet access (just moved apartments and I have no internet or television for a week) so I decided to update everyone on the status of my organism Microbacterium oydans (TDU). The library construction went very … Continue reading

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Some information on the Microbracterium genus

Our genomic library preparation kit finally came in (about a week late) but neither of the mentors are around to explain how to use it, so I thought I’d do some research and see what I could find on the … Continue reading

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Candidate Sequencing Organism – TDU (Microbacterium oxydans)

Micrococcus luteus wasn’t interesting enough to warrant further analysis, so I have picked another organism, TDU, to begin constructing a genomic library of.  It appears to be within the Microbacterium genus, and shows identical similarity with the species oxydans.  We … Continue reading

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Quick little slideshow summary of our work so far

I am a member of the Biological Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP), a science-enrichment program aimed at helping EOP students excel in their science courses and obtain research positions (thanks to them I obtained a position in Dr. Eisen’s lab, which … Continue reading

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Somebody ruined the party

Consider reading this first if you have no idea what we are doing Last week I submitted 6 organisms to the UCD Sequencing Facility after several weeks of isolating and purifying their 16S genes. My initial submission of 5 organisms … Continue reading

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