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Archive for November 18th, 2009

Biologists rally to sequence ‘neglected’ microbes

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

From Nature.com: The GenBank sequence database, the central repository of all publicly available DNA sequences, counted its thousandth complete microbial genome this month. But a thousand genomes is only a small fraction of the diversity that exists in the microscopic world. Now, scientists want to fill in the gaps. “The broad brush strokes of microbial […]