Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2005 projects
Upper ocean biogeochemistry

Probe array development

Project Manager and Lead Scientist: Chris Scholin

This is the third year of a three-year project aimed at refining DNA probe array technology for use with the first- and second-generation Environmental Sample Processors (ESP). Goals for 2005 are to:

  • Continue to increase the number of available probes for printing on arrays or for use in 96-well plate format, emphasizing microbial groups (water column, seep and hydrothermal vent plumes).
  • Complete porting of protocols for sample archival and probe array development for use in the second-generation ESP.
  • Emphasize assay development necessary for deploying and testing the Deep ESP using an ROV and, in following years, the MOOS mooring/MARS platforms.
Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009