Advances in biodiversity: metagenomics and the unveiling of biological dark matter

@article{Robbins2016AdvancesIB,
  title={Advances in biodiversity: metagenomics and the unveiling of biological dark matter},
  author={Robert J. Robbins and Leonard Krishtalka and John C. Wooley},
  journal={Standards in Genomic Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={11}
}
BackgroundEfforts to harmonize genomic data standards used by the biodiversity and metagenomic research communities have shown that prokaryotic data cannot be understood or represented in a traditional, classical biological context for conceptual reasons, not technical ones.ResultsBiology, like physics, has a fundamental duality—the classical macroscale eukaryotic realm vs. the quantum microscale microbial realm—with the two realms differing profoundly, and counter-intuitively, from one another… Expand

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