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Recovery of nearly 8,000 metagenome-assembled genomes substantially expands the tree of life

Original story at Nature Microbiology• 3 mentions • 2 weeks ago

Nature Microbiology 2 weeks ago

 
Challenges in cultivating microorganisms have limited the phylogenetic diversity of currently available microbial genomes. This is being addressed by advances in sequencing throughput and computational techniques that allow for the cultivation-independent recovery of genomes from metagenomes. Here, we report the reconstruction of 7,903 bacterial and archaeal genomes from >1,500 public metagenomes. All genomes are estimated to be ≥50% complete and nearly half are ≥90% complete with ≤5% contamination. These genomes increase the phylogenetic diversity of bacterial and archaeal genome trees by >30% and provide the first representatives of 17 bacterial and three archaeal candidate phyla. We also recovered 245 genomes ...
 
 
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12 Sep
Carl Zimmer @carlzimmer
RT @JMcLean_UW: https://t.co/zneHCKymwK Recovery of nearly 8,000 metagenome-assembled genomes substantially expands the tree of life
12 Sep
Richard G. Lanzara @rlanzara
RT @animalculum: Recovery of nearly 8,000 metagenome-assembled genomes substantially expands the tree of life. https://t.co/9z3fl2JzvY #arc…
12 Sep
Jason Stajich @hyphaltip
RT @JMcLean_UW: https://t.co/zneHCKymwK Recovery of nearly 8,000 metagenome-assembled genomes substantially expands the tree of life