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Cataloguing Invisible Life: Microbe Genome Emerges From Lake Sediment
August 17, 2008
A University of Washington-led team has taken a sample of Lake Washington mud and successfully sequenced a complete genome for an unknown microorganism. Their method provides a way to discover new microscopic life in complex communities.
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