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News Release 08-039

New Window Opens on the Secret Life of Microbes: Scientists Develop First Microbial Profiles of Ecosystems

Microbial profiles serve as the ecological version of the human genome project

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Photo of coral from Kingman atol (Northern Line Islands).

Coral from Kingman atol (Northern Line Islands). Coral ecosystems were among those profiled by the researchers.

Credit: Forest Rohwe, San Diego State University.

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