Genome Streamlining in a Cosmopolitan Oceanic Bacterium

@article{Giovannoni2005GenomeSI,
  title={Genome Streamlining in a Cosmopolitan Oceanic Bacterium},
  author={S. Giovannoni and H. J. Tripp and S. Givan and M. Podar and K. Vergin and Damon Baptista and L. Bibbs and Jonathan R Eads and T. Richardson and M. Noordewier and M. Rapp{\'e} and J. Short and J. Carrington and E. Mathur},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={309},
  pages={1242 - 1245}
}
The SAR11 clade consists of very small, heterotrophic marine α-proteobacteria that are found throughout the oceans, where they account for about 25% of all microbial cells. Pelagibacter ubique, the first cultured member of this clade, has the smallest genome and encodes the smallest number of predicted open reading frames known for a free-living microorganism. In contrast to parasitic bacteria and archaea with small genomes, P. ubique has complete biosynthetic pathways for all 20 amino acids… Expand
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