By Andrea Anderson

SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators need to recognize — and account for — the realities of genomic and metagenomic approaches if these methods are going to reach their full potential for studying microbial ecology, according to Kenneth Nealson, an environmental studies researcher affiliated with University of Southern California and the J. Craig Venter Institute.

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