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Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG), a data warehouse run by the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, provides tools for analyzing the structural and functional annotations of genomes in a comparative context.December 2014Science Highlights

Genome Databases Get Faster, Bigger, Stronger

DOE Joint Genome Institute expands data and analytical tools. Read More »

Duckweed is a relatively simple plant with fronds (A and B, right) that float on the surface of water and roots that extend into the water.December 2014Science Highlights

Biofuels from a Floating Water Weed

Duckweed sequencing reveals insights into genes for lignin, cellulose, and starch production. Read More »

Phytoplankton known as coccolithophores bloom in the Barents Sea north of Russia, their scales giving off a bright green glow.July 2014Science Highlights

Genomic Sequence of a Marine Blooming Alga

Genome variability helps explain why Emiliania huxleyi canflourish in diverse ocean habitats. Read More »

Cultivated barley is the fourth most abundant crop in the world and a model for plant genetics research.July 2014Science Highlights

Assembling Complex Plant Genomes

New, rapid, and low-cost approach can be applied to many species. Read More »

A study comparing microbial communities before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico indicates that, although overall population diversity changed, some microbes were unaffected.July 2014Science Highlights

Hope for Re-establishing Microbial Populations in the Gulf of Mexico

2010 oil spill reduced diversity, but some species were unaffected. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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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