Content Tagged "microbial genomics"
“This is an astounding paper,” says Norman Pace, a microbiologist at the University of Colorado–Boulder. “The achievement of hundreds of genome sequences from single cells at a shot is an entirely new level of microbiology.” Read more in Nature [Read More]
“For almost 20 years now we have been astonished by how little there is known about massive regions of the tree of life. This project is the first systematic effort to address this enormous knowledge gap.” – Phil Hugenholtz, director of the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics at the University of Queensland, in Australia Read more in… [Read More]
“Bioinformatics has become such an integral part of research. And being able to do this, to use these tools in an informed way and in a way that’s somewhat discerning . . . is really important,” explains Cheryl Kerfeld, director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Education Program at the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome… [Read More]
The first research effort reported in an article published online June 21, 2012, in the ISME Journal involved samples taken immediately after the Deepwater Horizon spill began and during the ensuing clean up efforts.The researchers found that a variety of microbes consumed parts of the oil spill selectively. Each group of microbes specifically targeted one group of… [Read More]