A phylogeny-driven genomic encyclopaedia of Bacteria and Archaea

@article{Wu2009APG,
  title={A phylogeny-driven genomic encyclopaedia of Bacteria and Archaea},
  author={Dongying Wu and P. Bernt Hugenholtz and Konstantinos Mavromatis and R{\"u}diger Pukall and Eileen Dalin and Natalia N. Ivanova and Victor Kunin and Lynne A. Goodwin and Martin Wu and Brian J. Tindall and Sean D. Hooper and Amrita Pati and Athanasios Lykidis and Stefan Spring and Iain Anderson and Patrik D’haeseleer and Adam T. Zemla and Mitchell Singer and Alla L. Lapidus and Matt Nolan and Alex Copeland and Cliff Han and Feng Chen and Jan-Fang Cheng and Susan M. Lucas and Cheryl A. Kerfeld and Elke Lang and Sabine Gronow and Patrick S. G. Chain and David G. Bruce and Edward M. Rubin and Nikos C. Kyrpides and Hans-Peter Klenk and Jonathan A. Eisen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={462},
  pages={1056-1060}
}
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