Genome streamlining in a cosmopolitan oceanic bacterium.

  title={Genome streamlining in a cosmopolitan oceanic bacterium.},
  author={Stephen J. Giovannoni and H. James Tripp and Scott A. Givan and Mircea Podar and Kevin L. Vergin and Damon Baptista and Lisa Bibbs and Jonathan Eads and Toby H. Richardson and Michiel O. Noordewier and Michael S. Rapp{\'e} and Jay M. Short and James C. Carrington and Eric J. Mathur},
  volume={309 5738},
The SAR11 clade consists of very small, heterotrophic marine alpha-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… CONTINUE READING
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