Adding genomic 'foliage' to the tree of life

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Abstract

At least 60 bacterial or archaeal phyla are currently recognized on the basis of small subunit ribosomal RNA or metagenomic data from environmental surveys. However, many phyla have either no or very few cultured representative species, as current culture collections are biased towards microorganisms of medical or industrial importance. Therefore, our understanding of microbial life has large gaps
Original languageEnglish
Article number78
JournalNature Reviews Microbiology
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

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Keywords

  • Archaea
  • Bacteria
  • Genome, Archaeal
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • Genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Phylogeny

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Adding genomic 'foliage' to the tree of life. / Walker, Alan.

In: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Vol. 12, No. 2, 78, 02.2014.

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