Status of genome projects for nonpathogenic bacteria and archaea

  title={Status of genome projects for nonpathogenic bacteria and archaea},
  author={Karen E. Nelson and Ian T. Paulsen and John F. Heidelberg and Claire M. Fraser},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
Since the first microbial genome was sequenced in 1995, 30 others have been completed and an additional 99 are known to be in progress. Although the early emphasis of microbial genomics was on human pathogens for obvious reasons, a significant number of sequencing projects have focused on nonpathogenic organisms, beginning with the release of the complete genome sequence of the archaeon Methanococcus jannaschii in 1996. The past 18 months have seen the completion of the genomes of several… CONTINUE READING


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