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Saturday, July 23, 2011
Rare, not rare, rare, not rare (and this is not about burgers, it's about ocean bacteria)
Nice little press release/story for bacteria and ecology lovers out there: 'Rare' bacteria in the ocean ain't necessarily so, researchers report. This is about work by some colleague of mine including in particular Barbara Campbell at the University of Delaware. I worked with her on a genome project a few years ago (of a bacteria found on the surfaces of some deep sea worms - see Adaptations to submarine hydrothermal environments exemplified ....). Alas, the new paper, in PNAS is not Open Access but the story covers it reasonably well.