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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights how deep sequencing technologies have vastly reduced the time and prior knowledge needed to generate viral genomes.

    • Sarah E. Smith
    • Rachael S. Wash
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  • Advances in single-molecule DNA sequencing are enabling research into the fine resolution of DNA structure, and rapid, direct sequencing of pathogen genomes.

    • Helena Seth-Smith
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  • This month's Genome Watch describes the advantages of using whole-genome sequencing data for infectious-disease surveillance and infection control.

    • Steven Y. C. Tong
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights new insights into the use of bacteria in industrial processes such as electricity generation and bioremediation.

    • Susannah J. Salter
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  • This month's Genome Watch describes how sequencing technology is providing insight into the geographical relationships and global travel of bacterial pathogens.

    • Ankur Mutreja
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  • This month's Genome Watch describes two recent studies that used metagenomic data to characterize the role of the human gut microbiota in disease.

    • Magdalena Zarowiecki
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlightsin natura cases showing the role of recombination in bacterial evolution, and in vitrostudies that focus on the mechanisms of recombination.

    • Claire Chewapreecha
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  • This month's Genome Watch describes how knowledge of the malaria parasite genome can be used to better understand and mitigate the emergence of drug resistance.

    • Bernardo J. Foth
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights some of the technical challenges that need to be overcome to gain further insight into microbial metatranscriptomes.

    • Lia Chappell
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  • This month's Genome Watch reviews a recent paper that used a metagenomics approach to characterize the plasmid content of bovine rumen samples.

    • Alan Walker
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  • This month's Genome Watch describes how analysis of a basal member of the Plantae can inform us about the evolution of photosynthetic eukaryotes.

    • Isheng J. Tsai
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights the power of palaeomicrobiology in extracting detailed information about the genomes of ancient microorganisms.

    • Helena Seth-Smith
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights new insights into the impact of food production on the evolution of microorganisms.

    • Adam J. Reid
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights how a population study, in conjunction with a reference genome, can identify the evolutionary features that contribute to drug resistance in a protozoan parasite.

    • Alejandro Sanchez-Flores
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights new perspectives on polygenic adaptation and its consequences for fitness in microbial populations.

    • Tim Downing
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  • This month's Genome Watch reviews a series of recent papers describing horizontal gene transfer from microorganisms to nematodes.

    • Magdalena Zarowiecki
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  • This month's Genome Watch discusses the genome of the free-living amoeboflagellate protistNaegleria gruberi.

    • Alejandro Sanchez-Flores
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  • Genome Watch describes a new technique for DNA amplification from a single cell.

    • Lia Chappell
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  • This month's Genome Watch discusses the methods and implications of recent rapid sequence analyses of outbreak strains ofEscherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae.

    • Thomas D. Otto
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  • This month's Genome Watch describes how the large size of the mimiviral genome is a result of the sympatric lifestyle of mimivirus in host amoebae.

    • Isheng J. Tsai
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