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I do not think it means what you think it means: "relic DNA" can obscure microbial diversity studies

Although microbes are small, they play an important part in both biogeochemical cycles in the ocean as well as on land. However, as they are not so easy to observe by eye, and in many cases can’t be cultured in … Continue reading

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The dangers of not thinking about the relics

No, I’m not talking about Saint Erik’s skull from his beheading in 1160, which (as it turns out) might just be real. A hot topic in microbiology is a different kind of relic. Amazing developments in microbial ecology in recent years … Continue reading

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