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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Seemingly unlivable environments may be a reservoir of microbial diversity, according to Scott Tighe, research associate at the University of Vermont, who is spearheading a project to characterize microbial communities in harsh conditions.

The Extreme Microbiome Project (XMP) was launched as part of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities' Metagenomics Research Group and is a consortium of microbiologists, geneticists, oceanographers, and bioinformaticists. Tighe was a founder and is the scientific leader of XMP.

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Jun
04
Sponsored by
NanoCellect

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Jun
06
Sponsored by
NRGene & Illumina

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11
Sponsored by
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Jun
13
Sponsored by
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