The Genomes Online Database (GOLD): The Value of a Comprehensive Metadata Collection

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The Genomes Online Database (GOLD): The Value of a Comprehensive Metadata Collection - Nikos Kyrpides, Joint Genome Institute

Targeted Gene Identification from Short Gene Fragments in Metagenome and their Use in Biogeochemical Studies

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Metagenomics allows for a new approach to studying biogeochemical processes in an environment, by giving an approximation of a community’s biogeochemical potential through the genes involved in a given process. Lipid biomarkers are well suited to this kind of approach because they are important for a number of biogeochemical questions and some have well studied biosynthetic pathways. One important class of lipid biomarkers, triterpenoids, were investigated in a new metagenomic sample that...

CAMERA Interest in Community Standards for the Capture and Exchange of Metadata

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CAMERA Interest in Community Standards for the Capture and Exchange of Metadata - Paul Gilna, CAMERA/UC San Diego

Jason Flowers Metabolic Characterization of Candidatus Accumulibacter Phosphatis Using Metaproteomic Analysis

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In many freshwater bodies, phosphorus is a limiting nutrient for bacterial growth. To prevent eutrophication, enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) of waste water has been successfully applied at sewage plants for the past thirty years. Previous researchers could only speculate about the biochemical pathways involved in EBPR principally because the organisms responsible for EBPR cannot be isolated in pure culture. Using metagenomic data recently obtained from a Candidatus...

Overview of the GSC and the Minimum Information About a (Meta) Genome Sequence (MIGS/MIMS) Speci?cation

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Overview of the GSC and the Minimum Information About a (Meta) Genome Sequence (MIGS/MIMS) Specification - Dawn Field, Oxford Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

A Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA) and the Search for the Dark Matter of the Biological Universe

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There is a glaring gap in microbial genome sequence availability – the currently available genome sequences show a highly biased phylogenetic distribution compared to the extent of microbial diversity known today. This bias has resulted in major limitations in our knowledge of microbial genome complexity and our understanding of the evolution, physiology and metabolic capacity of microbes. Although there have been small efforts in sequencing genomes from across the tree of life for...