Single-cell sequencing reveals diversity of genomes

07/14/2013 | Nature (free content)

For the first time, researchers have used single-cell sequencing to read 201 archaeal and bacterial cells' genomes. The cells were taken from nine areas, including an underground gold mine. In a report published in Nature, the researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, Calif., say the technique allows them to study "microbial dark matter."

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