NEW YORK, April 10 (GenomeWeb News) - The state of Victoria, Australia and the J. Craig Venter Institute announced today an evironmental genomics collaboration to study microorganisms found in two agriculturally significant soil types in Victoria, as well as microbes found in bovine digestive systems.

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