Structure and function of the global ocean microbiome

@article{Sunagawa2015StructureAF,
  title={Structure and function of the global ocean microbiome},
  author={Shinichi Sunagawa and Luis Pedro Coelho and Samuel Chaffron and Jens Roat Kultima and Karine Labadie and Guillem Salazar and Bardya Djahanschiri and Georg Zeller and Daniel R. Mende and Adriana Alberti and Francisco M. Cornejo-Castillo and Paul Igor Costea and Corinne Cruaud and F. d’Ovidio and St{\'e}fan Engelen and Isabel Ferrera and Josep M. Gasol and Lionel Guidi and Falk Hildebrand and Florian Kokoszka and Cyrille Lepoivre and Gipsi Lima-Mendez and Julie Poulain and Bonnie T. Poulos and Marta Royo-Llonch and Hugo Sarmento and Sara Vieira-Silva and C{\'e}line Dimier and Marc Picheral and Sarah Searson and Stefanie Kandels-Lewis and Chris Bowler and Colomban de Vargas and Gabriel Gorsky and Nigel H. Grimsley and Pascal Hingamp and D. Iudicone and Olivier Jaillon and Fabrice Not and Hiroyuki Ogata and St{\'e}phane Pesant and Sabrina Speich and Lars Stemmann and Matthew B. Sullivan and Jean Weissenbach and Patrick Wincker and Eric Karsenti and Jeroen Raes and Silvia G. Acinas and Peer Bork},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={348}
}
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