AiM  Vol.7 No.6 , June 2017
Polymerase Chain Reaction-Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) Profile of Bacterial Community from Agricultural Soils in Bauchi, North-East Nigeria
Abstract: The population dynamics of bacterial community was investigated in three Agricultural soils, designated as Loamy sand (A), Peaty coarse (B) and Loamy coarse sand (C) in North-East, Nigeria. The soil chemical properties were characterized to fully understand their nature. Metagenomic approach was used to extract soil DNA using the fast DNA Spin Kit extraction technique. The PCR-electrophoresed DNA bands were excised and subjected to a full scale Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) analysis. DGGE fingerprinting for the PCR-16S rDNA product revealed a diverse profile of complex population of bacterial community in the study area. The study shows that more bacterial community can be fully investigated using molecular techniques rather than traditional culture method. The implication of the results obtained is discussed.
Cite this paper: Umar, A. , Tahir, F. and Agbo, E. (2017) Polymerase Chain Reaction-Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) Profile of Bacterial Community from Agricultural Soils in Bauchi, North-East Nigeria. Advances in Microbiology, 7, 480-486. doi: 10.4236/aim.2017.76037.

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