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Microbial Genome Program Flyer Available
A brochure on the DOE Microbial Genome Program is available in print from HGMIS and can be downloaded from the Web. site. The text includes information on DOE's reasons for studying and sequencing microbes, possible microbial applications, and related research and Web sites. All current and past DOE-supported microbial projects are listed with details on their status and their potential usefulness.
JGI Planning Another "Microbe Month"
Because of the success of last year's Microbe Month, DOE's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in Walnut Creek, California, is planning another such event for this fall. Last October, high-quality draft sequences of 15 bacterial genomes were produced a rate of more than one genome for every one and a half working days. In addition to their value in basic research, many microbes have immediate implications for the economy and the environment. Xylella fastidiosa, for example, is a pathogen carried by insects that infects grapevines; citrus and almond trees; oleander bushes, used as median strips on California highways; and other important plants. [More information]
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