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Nat Rev Microbiol. 2008 Jun;6(6):419-30. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro1901. Epub 2008 May 13.

Microbiology in the post-genomic era.

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Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, 53100 Siena, Italy.

Abstract

Genomics has revolutionized every aspect of microbiology. Now, 13 years after the first bacterial genome was sequenced, it is important to pause and consider what has changed in microbiology research as a consequence of genomics. In this article, we review the evolving field of bacterial typing and the genomic technologies that enable comparative analysis of multiple genomes and the metagenomes of complex microbial environments, and address the implications of the genomic era for the future of microbiology.

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18475305
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10.1038/nrmicro1901
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