NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (GenomeWeb News) - Diversa of San Diego, along with colleagues at Yale University and Celera Genomics, have published an analysis of the genome sequence and annotation of the smallest genome discovered to date, Nanoarchaeum equitans, which weighs in at under 500 kilobases. 

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