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Environmental Genome Shotgun Sequencing of the Sargasso Sea
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Over 1.2 million previously unknown genes represented in these samples, including more than 782 new rhodopsin-like photoreceptors are identified, suggesting substantial oceanic microbial diversity. Expand
Enzymatic assembly of DNA molecules up to several hundred kilobases
We describe an isothermal, single-reaction method for assembling multiple overlapping DNA molecules by the concerted action of a 5′ exonuclease, a DNA polymerase and a DNA ligase. First we recessedExpand
The Sequence of the Human Genome
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Comparative genomic analysis indicates vertebrate expansions of genes associated with neuronal function, with tissue-specific developmental regulation, and with the hemostasis and immune systems are indicated. Expand
The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: Northwest Atlantic through Eastern Tropical Pacific
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A metagenomic study of the marine planktonic microbiota in which surface (mostly marine) water samples were analyzed as part of the Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling expedition, which yielded an extensive dataset consisting of 7.7 million sequencing reads. Expand
The complete genome sequence of the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori
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Sequence analysis indicates that H. pylori has well-developed systems for motility, for scavenging iron, and for DNA restriction and modification, and consistent with its restricted niche, it has a few regulatory networks, and a limited metabolic repertoire and biosynthetic capacity. Expand
Genomic sequence of a Lyme disease spirochaete, Borrelia burgdorferi
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The genome of the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi B31, the aetiologic agent of Lyme disease, contains a linear chromosome of 910,725 base pairs and at least 17 linear and circular plasmids with a combined size of more than 533,000 base pairs, which suggest their limited metabolic capacities reflect convergent evolution by gene loss from more metabolically competent progenitors. Expand
DNA sequence of both chromosomes of the cholera pathogen Vibrio cholerae
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The V. cholerae genomic sequence provides a starting point for understanding how a free-living, environmental organism emerged to become a significant human bacterial pathogen. Expand
Complete Genome Sequence of a Virulent Isolate of Streptococcus pneumoniae
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A motif identified within the signal peptide of proteins is potentially involved in targeting these proteins to the cell surface of low–guanine/cytosine Gram-positive species. Expand
The Minimal Gene Complement of Mycoplasma genitalium
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Comparison of the Mycoplasma genitalium genome to that of Haemophilus influenzae suggests that differences in genome content are reflected as profound differences in physiology and metabolic capacity between these two organisms. Expand
The Genome Sequence of the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae
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Analysis of the PEST strain of A. gambiae revealed strong evidence for about 14,000 protein-encoding transcripts, and prominent expansions in specific families of proteins likely involved in cell adhesion and immunity were noted. Expand
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