Metagenetics advance sequencing all microbes in a termite for better biofuels

Sequencing the genomes of microbial ecosystems could lead to better biological machines. Scientists are sequencing the genomes of entire microbial communities in the hope of uncovering new genes and organisms that can create fuel, mine metals, or clean up superfund sites. Known as metagenomics, the field relies on studying bits of DNA from a variety …

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