Educational Activities

Approaches to Taxonomy in the Microbiome

Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017

This introductory lecture, led by Kyle Bittinger PhD, covered the process of turning DNA sequence data into information about bacterial communities.  Some approaches are purely numerical, while others involve associating the sequences with genus or family names.  Methods of creating “operational taxonomic units” and the dangers of making taxonomic assignments were also be discussed.

Click here for the talk slides