Answer to Question #54585 in Microbiology for Amy
you determine whether the microbes present in the soil or goo samples are phylogenetically similar or distant from known microorganisms on Earth?
It is possible to use molecular phylogenetic analysis using ribosomal RNA (rRNA). The use of 16S rRNA gene sequences to study bacterial phylogeny and taxonomy has been the most common. It is possible to investigate it empoying PCR.