Fifteen years of microbial genomics: meeting the challenges and fulfilling the dream

Kyrpides, Nikos C.
July 2009
Nature Biotechnology;Jul2009, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p627
Academic Journal
The article discusses various issues concerning the field of microbial genomics. The author notes that the potential offered by microbial genomics is associated with the need to meet the challenges brought by the rapid development of underlying technology and the growth of data. With the advent of new technologies and the experiences gained in the field of genomics, microbiologists are said to be poised to explore and understand the microbial aspects of the Earth. The article explains the issues concerning the genome project selection bias and the maintenance of biological databases. It also explores the lack of standards in the field of genomics.


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