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DOE JGI researchers have helped develop a technique that uses the Pacific Biosciences sequencing machine to fully automate the workflow for DNA sample preparation, sequencing, and assembly.June 2013Science Highlights

New Technique Improves Microbial Genome Assembly

Tool simplifies workflow for DNA sample preparation to finished sequence. Read More »

Data from the ARM Climate Research Facility’s Oklahoma site are advancing the understanding of continental cumulus clouds, which will improve their representation in global climate models.April 2013Science Highlights

Fair-Weather Clouds, Cooling, and Humidity

ARM data offer insights into shallow cumulus clouds over land. Read More »

A Hector cloud forms over the Tiwi Islands near Darwin, Australia.February 2013Science Highlights

Impact of Local Climate on Cloud Systems

Tropical atmospheric data used to test climate model accuracy. Read More »

Detailed electron microscopy images.November 2012Science Highlights

Turning Down the Heat on Carbon

Unusual reaction eschews high temperatures and water to lock away climate-changing carbon dioxide. Read More »

Millimeter wavelength cloud radar, located at the Southern Great Plains site, probes the extent and composition of clouds at millimeter wavelengths.November 2012Science Highlights

Low Clouds Contribute to Weather Prediction Model Bias

Long-term measurement records improve the representation of clouds in climate and weather forecast models. Read More »

Transmission electron micrograph of a section of Prochlorococcus marinus SS120 from Bryant, D.October 2012Science Highlights

Marine Microbial Ecosystems: Not as Simple as Once Thought

Low abundance microbes may do more than their share of carbon cycling in the ocean. Read More »

Photograph of the R/V Atlantis at dock in California during the 2010 CalNex study.September 2012Science Highlights

Are the Effects of Black Carbon Overestimated in Climate Models?

Atmospheric black carbon may not cause as much warming of the climate as we thought. Read More »

Cellulolytic assays of ActinobacteriaJune 2012Science Highlights

Encyclopedic Search for New Cellulases

A microbe not known for cellulose degradation has 15 cellulases that may improve biofuel production. Read More »

Amanita muscaria of the class AgaricomycetesJune 2012Science Highlights

A Fungal End to Coal in the Carboniferous Period?

Insights into the origin of ligninases can help develop processes to convert biomass into bioenergy. Read More »

The genome of the polar eukaryotic microalga Coccomyxa subellipsoidea reveals traits of cold adaptationMay 2012Science Highlights

Polar Microbes Make Fat to Keep Warm

A polar alga with lipid metabolism enzymes may prove useful harnessing algae for biodiesel production. Read More »

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