News tagged with microbial communities

Longer DNA fragments reveal rare species diversity

A challenge in metagenomics is that the more commonly used sequencing machines generate data in short lengths, while short-read assemblers may not be able to distinguish among multiple occurrences of the same or similar sequences, ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Microbial 'signature' for sexual crimes

Bacterial communities living on an individual's pubic hairs could be used as a microbial 'signature' to trace their involvement in sexual assault cases, according to a study published in the open access journal Investigative ...

dateDec 15, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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