My new paper in #Gigascience: #Badomics words and the power and peril of the ome-meme

I have a new paper in the new Open Access journal Gigascience:  GigaScience | Full text | Badomics words and the power and peril of the ome-meme.  It is basically a text version of my obsession with #badomics words.

It was inspired by a paper also in this first issue of Gigascience The Biological Observation Matrix (BIOM) format or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the ome-ome by Daniel McDonald, Jose C Clemente, Justin Kuczynski, Jai Rideout, Jesse Stombaugh, Doug Wendel, Andreas Wilke, Susan Huse, John Hufnagle, Folker Meyer, Rob Knight, and J Caporaso.

For more on my obsession with badomics words see some of these earlier posts:

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

3 thoughts on “My new paper in #Gigascience: #Badomics words and the power and peril of the ome-meme”

  1. In the aricle you write:

    In 1920, “Verbreitung und Ursache der Parthenogenesis im Pflanzen- und Tierreiche”–a landmark book by German botanist Hans Winkler–was published Translating the title into English yields “Spread and cause of pathogenesis in plant and animal kingdoms”. An interesting book, no doubt (and one that is available to read online thanks to the Biodiversity Heritage Library [2]), but it is not a fascination with pathogenesis that has kept the book in the limelight for almost 100 years. Instead, it is one passage on page 165 that is critical:

    Surely, the book is about parthenogenesis — that is, asexual reproduction, rather than pathogenesis, no? I know that's irrelevant to the point being made but…


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