Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sunday: A Swarm of Cave Pools

I like this sketch I did. This shows the spatial relationship between several cave pools in cross section to the geologic structures in the area. The numbers with the arrows are the strikes of the flowstone and rimstone dams. The … Continue reading

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Optimizing PCR reactions for gene amplification Part II

Here is a slightly modified one for those troublesome genes that won’t amplify or if you get lots of smearing. Basic Master Mix recipe for AmpliTAQ gold for 15 µL reaction (volumes in µL)H2O 9.5710x PCR Buffer 1.5100x BSA 0.125Forward … Continue reading

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Trees! and some field work

I’ve been working on this thing here This shows the effect of different alignment programs on the same 16S data set. Pretty neat. I am going out on Saturday to the Ojito Wilderness area to do a strat section on … Continue reading

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I can’t remember where I saw this but I need to get in the habit of posting on a regular schedule. Google+ distracts me a lot from posting. One feature I am going to add is a Sunday post. This … Continue reading

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