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Acquisition of anucleic acid sequencer foruse in projects in the area of microbial diversity and bioprospecting

Grant number: 09/54086-8
Support type:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: October 01, 2010 - September 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Microbiology
Principal Investigator:Itamar Soares de Melo
Grantee:Itamar Soares de Melo
Home Institution: Embrapa Meio-Ambiente. Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA). Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (Brasil). Jaguariúna , SP, Brazil
As informações de acesso ao Equipamento Multiusuário são de responsabilidade do Pesquisador responsável
EMU web page: Página do Equipamento Multiusuário não informada
Tipo de equipamento: Tipo de Equipamento Multiusuário não informado
Fabricante: Fabricante não informado
Modelo: Modelo não informado


Among living beings, microorganisms play a distinctive role, making the sequencing of their DNA important for their study, as well as for the description of species and genes of biotechnological interest. The projects associated with or complementary to this proposal all involve the description of microbial communities in different habitats, and pursue the characterization of genes and mechanisms found in the natural resources studied. The area within which this proposal falls is clearly growing in the world, as well as in Brazil, where the description of microbial diversity is of great importance. At the national level, the comprehensive and accurate description of natural resources is urgently needed in order to enable a better understanding of the biological basis on which new processes can be developed. This proposal seeks to acquire a nucleic acid sequencer for installation in the Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology, at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Agency - Environmental Division, located in the city of Jaguariúna (State of São Paulo). In addition to the laboratory, where the equipment will be housed, this acquisition will also serve the other research groups involved. The groups involved in this proposal are of great importance in the field of microbiology in the State of São Paulo, and have a history of collaboration on previous projects, which will facilitate the inter-facility use of the multi-user equipment. (AU)