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Archiving the genomic and genetic resources of glaciers

The Tibetan glacier genome and gene catalog includes 3,241 metagenome-assembled or cultured genomes spanning 30 phyla and over 25 million genes encoding non-redundant proteins. This catalog provides a wealth of resources for archiving glacier microbial diversity and bioprospecting for bioactive compounds, as well as a platform for global comparison of glacier microbiomes.

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Fig. 1: Genome and gene catalog of the Tibetan glacier microbiome.


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This is a summary of: Liu, Y. et al. A genome and gene catalog of glacier microbiomes. Nat. Biotechnol. (2022).

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