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Microbial diversity: The tree of life comes of age

Nature Microbiology volume 1, Article number: 16056 (2016) | Download Citation

A new large-scale genomics study reports a vastly expanded tree of life that is based on genomic data from over 3,000 species, including many uncultivated and poorly characterized prokaryotes.

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  1. Anja Spang and Thijs J. G. Ettema are in the Department of Cell- and Molecular Biology, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, SE-75123 Uppsala, Sweden.

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https://doi.org/10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.56