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Fancy a game of TaqMan?

Hot springs like this are one source of Thermus Aquaticus or ‘Taq’. Taq has an enzyme that replicates DNA…For that reason it’s been used to amplify DNA. Genetic finger printing? Was all done using Taq. But more recently scientists can now sequence the DNA, so it’s not the latest technique but it’s still used a lot to understand disease and biology.  Find out more here:

Deinococcus-Thermus: Adaptations.