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Joint Genome Institute Sequences M. barkeri fusaro, Its 100th Microbial Genome

NEW YORK, May 23 (GenomeWeb News) - The Joint Genome Institute has finished sequencing its 100th microbial genome, the government body announced today.


The DOE group sequenced Methanosarcina barkeri fusaro, a methane-producing organism that exploits a unique metabolic pathway to do the job. This microbe, isolated from sample of fresh water mud, also lives in the rumen of cattle where cellulose and other polysaccharides are digested.


Click to see the entire list of the DOE JGI 100.

The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Point of the Program

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