Sequencing Genomes of Ocean Microbes
July 27, 2010
Scientists have sequenced and compared the genomes of planktonic microbes living throughout the water column in the Pacific Ocean. The pioneering study yielded insight into the specialization of microbial communities at each depth--ranging from 40 to more than 13,000 feet.
Topics: Environment, Genetic mapping, genomics, Microbiology, Pacific ocean, Environmental microbiology, Bioinformatics, Microorganism, Genome