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Interesting things come in small packages

Edward F DeLong

Author Affiliations

Department of Biological Engineering and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Genome Biology 2010, 11:118  doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-5-118

Published: 14 May 2010

Abstract

Population metagenomics reveals the reduced metabolic capacities of a marine nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium that lacks many of the signature features of typical cyanobacteria.