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Some like it hot


The recent publication of four more complete genome sequences, including that of Thermus thermophilus, proves that the pace and scope of bacterial genomic research is hotting up.

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Sebaihia, M., Crossman, L., Cerdeño-Tárraga, A. et al. Some like it hot. Nat Rev Microbiol 2, 690–691 (2004).

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