The story behind our paper: Sun et al., "The abundant marine bacterium
Pelagibacter simultaneously catabolizes
dimethylsulfoniopropionate to the gases
dimethyl sulfide and methanethiol" DOI:10.1038/NMICROBIOL.2016.65)
Access to a wealth of environments and the ability to reconstruct genomes for previously unknown and uncultured lineages has lead to a huge expansion in our understanding of the diversity of life on earth. We wanted to explore that diversity with a Tree of Life for the genomic era.
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