The J. Craig Venter Institute's Derrick Fouts and colleagues describe the method they used to peek at the pan-genome of the genetically variable bacteria Acinetobacter baumannii. With the pan-genome orthology clustering tool PanOCT, the researchers assessed draft genome sequences for 50 newly sequenced A. baumannii isolates collected from the US military healthcare system, coupled with existing sequence data for nearly 200 previously sequenced isolates.

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