Hugenholtz, Philip


Publications
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Recovery of nearly 8,000 metagenome-assembled genomes substantially expands the tree of life

Citation
Parks et al. (2017). Nature Microbiology 2 (11)
Names
Binatus Binatus soli Ts
Abstract
AbstractChallenges in cultivating microorganisms have limited the phylogenetic diversity of currently available microbial genomes. This is being addressed by advances in sequencing throughput and computational techniques that allow for the cultivation-independent recovery of genomes from metagenomes. Here, we report the reconstruction of 7,903 bacterial and archaeal genomes from >1,500 public metagenomes. All genomes are estimated to be ≥50% complete and nearly half are ≥90% complete with ≤5%