Global team of more than 500 scientists catalogues microbial diversity of Earth at unprecedented scale
More than 27,500 samples collected across seven continents and 43 countries. More than 307,500 unique DNA sequences. One reference map of the bacteria and related microbes that call Planet Earth home. This is the result of the Earth Microbiome Project, an effort by an extensive global team co-led by researchers at UC San Diego, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. The basis for the project and initial data release were published yesterday in the journal Nature.
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