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Genomes beyond compare


Several genomes published this month underline the diversity of unicellular genomes and the importance of comparative analysis within a species or genus.

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Figure 1: Solfataric springs in Japan.


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Crossman, L., Holden, M., Pain, A. et al. Genomes beyond compare. Nat Rev Microbiol 2, 616–617 (2004).

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