First volume of microbial encyclopedia published

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 13:14 in Biology & Nature

The Earth is estimated to have about a nonillion (1030) microbes in, on, around, and under it, comprised of an unknown but very large number of distinct species. Despite the widespread availability of microbial genome data -close to 2,000 microbes have been and are being decoded to date -a vast unknown realm awaits scientists intent on exploring microorganisms that inhabit this "undiscovered country."

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