Continued Diligence

At the same time that I was doing the procedures talked about in the previous blog post, I was also continuing the procedures that lead up to the AFLP protocol. After some initial troubles with the sequencing machine that carries out the protocol, I obtained results that were consistent with results from previous AFLP protocols done. So far, each AFLP has revealed the same number of dominant poly-C lengths within each bacterial colony and population. In the future, we will try to stress the environment of the bacteria to see if the number of dominant poly-C lengths will increase or decrease due to environmental stress.