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Curr Biol. 2015 Mar 16;25(6):R227-R230. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.12.044.

Microbial diversity: a bonanza of phyla.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2, Canada.
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2, Canada. Electronic address: ford@dal.ca.

Abstract

Metagenomics and single-cell genomics are now the gold standard for exploring microbial diversity. A new study focusing on enigmatic ultra-small archaea greatly expands known genetic diversity within Archaea, and reports the first complete archaeal genomes reconstructed from metagenomic data only.

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25784040
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2014.12.044
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