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Crowdsourcing Earth's microbes

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A large-scale study has been assessing microbial diversity by analysing DNA sequences from samples submitted by scientists around the globe. The initial results are now being used to create an open-access resource. See Article p.457

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Figure 1: Environmental sources of microbial samples analysed by the Earth Microbiome Project.

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Raes, J. Crowdsourcing Earth's microbes. Nature 551, 446–447 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature24756

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