Taq: You know about its polymerase but...

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Taq: You know about its polymerase but...

Post by Vibrio » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:58 am

You know about taq polymease, but do you know anything about the bacterium itself? Here are some interesting links I found!! Check them out!!

http://www.bact.wisc.edu/bact303/b27

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermus_aquaticus
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Post by Oscerot » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:02 am

Haven't really read the links fully, but I think they just very recently discovered a new bacteria that live at even higher temperatures.

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Post by Vibrio » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:10 am

yes, there are some species that live at higher temperatures. I can't remember them off hand, but I believe there is one that lives near 90 deg C.
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