Moore Notes 8 13 08

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  • Technology
    • Jess and Katie tested Marratech, which was not good.
    • iChat is better, so we'll stick with it and phone calls for now.
  • Science
    • Discussion of sequencing methods:
      • (1) Filters (e.g. RNA vs. DNA, size, amplified vs. not)
      • (2) Sampling (random vs. large insert clones (with marker genes))
    • Discussion of taxa abundance distribution (# taxa vs. abundance) and rarefaction
    • Discussion of review on metagenomic informatics by Chen & Pachter
    • How to calculate the probability of seeing a particular number of genes from each of several taxa?