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Genomic pot pourri


Genomes from environmental, industrial and pathogenic bacteria are discussed this month, emphasizing the diversity of application of this fundamental tool of microbiology.

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Figure 1: The Roman Baths (Bath, UK), one of the best-preserved Roman religious spa sites worldwide, and also the site from which Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) was isolated.


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Bacillus licheniformis ATCC 14580

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Bentley, S., Crossman, L., Cerdeño-Tárraga, A. et al. Genomic pot pourri. Nat Rev Microbiol 2, 928–929 (2004).

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