US Patent No. 8,906,610

Using phylogenetic probes for quantification of stable isotope labeling and microbial community analysis
Dec 19, 2014

The University of California has been awarded US Patent No. 8,906,610, "Using phylogenetic probes for quantification of stable isotope labeling and microbial community analysis."

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