David Mead on "Next Generation DNA Polymerases & Reverse Transcriptases"

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David Mead of Lucigen Corporation discusses polymerase development, Yellowstone and sequencing at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 28, 2009.

Victor Markowitz on "IMG Systems for Comparative Analysis of Microbial Genomes and Metagenomes"

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Victor Markowitz, head of the Biological Data Management and Technology Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, talks about the Integrated Microbial Genomes system housed at the DOE JGI at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 29, 2009.

"Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA)"- Jonathan Eisen @ '09 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Jonathan Eisen, (UC Davis) presentation for DOE JGI '09 User Meeting on March 26, 2009, introduction by Dan Rokhsar (JGI).

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...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Stephen T. Hasiotis

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Ichnology for the 21st Century: Understanding the differences between continental and marine trace fossils, with implications to the diversity, distribution, and evolution of soil biota ; Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, Seminar Series ; The study of ichnology has come a long way since its inception and it continues to evolve. In particular, progress is being made in understanding the implications of trace fossils in the continental realm and how they can be...

"A genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea" talk by Jonathan Eisen

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A talk at the GME (Genomes, Medicine and Environment) Conference in 2007 by Jonathan A. Eisen. The talk is about the creation of "A Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea - GEBA"

Phylogeny determined by protein domain content

submitted by: Song
A simple classification scheme that uses only the presence or absence of a protein domain architecture has been used to determine the phylogeny of 174 complete genomes. The method correctly divides the 174 taxa into Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya and satisfactorily sorts most of the major groups within these superkingdoms. The most challenging problem involved 119 Bacteria, many of which have reduced genomes. When a weighting factor was used that takes account of difference in genome size...
Authors: Song Yang, Russell f. Doolittle, Philip e. Bourne