Microbial metagenomics of oil sands tailings ponds: small bugs, big data.

@article{Foght2015MicrobialMO,
  title={Microbial metagenomics of oil sands tailings ponds: small bugs, big data.},
  author={J. Foght},
  journal={Genome},
  year={2015},
  volume={58 12},
  pages={
          507-10
        }
}
  • J. Foght
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Genome
  • Modern molecular biology techniques, particularly new DNA sequencing methods, have opened our eyes to the fact that microorganisms live in an extraordinary range of natural environments, from desert soils and boiling hot springs to Antarctic ice, in ancient sea beds and under the surface of some rocks, inside leaves and in the human gut, among others. They also colonize manmade environments, such as the enormous oil sands tailings ponds in northeastern Alberta, Canada, that are commonly… CONTINUE READING
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