Baker, Brett


New globally distributed bacteria with high proportions of novel protein families involved in sulfur and nitrogen cycling

Gong et al. (2022).
Abstract Microbes are the most abundant form of life on Earth and play crucial roles in carbon and nutrient cycling. Despite their crucial role, our understanding of microbial diversity and physiology on the ocean floor is limited. To address this gap in knowledge, we obtained 55 novel bacterial metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) from coastal and deep sea sediments. Phylogenomic analyses revealed they belong to four new and one poorly described bacterial phyla. Comparison of their rRNA