“In one of her first projects, Tanja Woyke analyzed the bacterial community huddled inside a worm that lives in the Mediterranean Sea. Woyke, a microbiologist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, Calif., and colleagues published the report in Nature in 2006. It was two years in the making.”
Our Microbial Program head Tanja Woyke gets name-dropped in this September 7, 2016 Science News article on the challenges of identifying all of the microbes in, on and around the planet, particularly as one estimate says as much as 99 percent of them have yet to be discovered. Our collaborators Kelly Wrighton of Ohio State University and Jill Banfield of UC Berkeley also get quoted in the story. Read the full piece here.