Open Metagenomics Highlight – PloS Biology paper reporting more from Banfield lab on the Acid Mine Drainage

Just a quick “Open Metagneomics” posting here. There is a very interesting paper in PLoS Biology that just came out reporting more detail from Jill Banfield’s lab on their studies of an Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) site. This paper is ostly a population genomic study of the microbes living in the AMD. See the paper at PLoS Biology – Population Genomic Analysis of Strain Variation in Leptospirillum Group II Bacteria Involved in Acid Mine Drainage Formation.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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