Environmental Genome Shotgun Sequencing of the Sargasso Sea

@article{Venter2004EnvironmentalGS,
  title={Environmental Genome Shotgun Sequencing of the Sargasso Sea},
  author={J. Craig Venter and Karin A. Remington and John F. Heidelberg and Aaron L. Halpern and Douglas B. Rusch and Jonathan A. Eisen and Dongying Wu and Ian T. Paulsen and Karen E. Nelson and William Nelson and Derrick E. Fouts and Samuel Levy and Anthony H. Knap and Michael William Lomas and Kenneth H. Nealson and Owen White and Jeremy D. Peterson and Jeff Hoffman and Rachel J. Parsons and Holly Baden-Tillson and Cynthia Pfannkoch and Yu Hui Rogers and Hamilton O. Smith},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={304},
  pages={66 - 74}
}
We have applied “whole-genome shotgun sequencing” to microbial populations collected en masse on tangential flow and impact filters from seawater samples collected from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda. A total of 1.045 billion base pairs of nonredundant sequence was generated, annotated, and analyzed to elucidate the gene content, diversity, and relative abundance of the organisms within these environmental samples. These data are estimated to derive from at least 1800 genomic species based on… 

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