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Accession Number PB2013-107465
Title Science and Applications of Microbial Genomics: Workshop Summary.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 428p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Over the past several decades, new scientific tools and approaches for detecting microbial species have dramatically enhanced our appreciation of the diversity and abundance of the microbiota and its dynamic interactions with the environments within which these microorganisms reside. The first bacterial genome2 was sequenced in 1995 and took more than 13 months of work to complete. Today (2012), a microorganisms entire genome can be sequenced in a few days. Much as our view of the cosmos was forever altered in the 17th century with the invention of the telescope (Nee, 2004), these genomic technologies, and the observations derived from them, have fundamentally transformed our appreciation of the microbial world around us.
Keywords Biomass conversion
Deoxyribonucleic acid
Genetic engineering
Research projects
Technology transfer

Source Agency National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine
NTIS Subject Category 57K - Microbiology
70E - Research Program Administration & Technology Transfer
Corporate Author Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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