NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Roche Applied Science and 454 Life Sciences today announced that the International Census of Marine Microbes has purchased a Genome Sequencer 20 system as part of a multi-institutional study of microbial life in the world's oceans.
The International Census of Marine Microbes is an international network of scientists launched in 2000 and headquartered at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. According to ICMM’s mission statement, it is its goal to identify all marine organisms by 2010.
The scientists involved the study said they will use the Genome Sequencer 20 to study patterns and trends of rare microorganisms in an effort to determine the long-term effects of environmental changes in the ocean.
The Genome Sequencer 20 system is exclusively distributed for 454 Life Sciences by Roche Applied Science, a division of Roche Diagnostics. 454 is a subsidiary of Curagen.