Lisa Crossman, Ana Cerdeño-Tárraga, Stephen Bentley, Julian Parkhill

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The genomes described this month reflect the overall historical bias of microbial genomics towards pathogenic bacteria. Although the balance is now being redressed to some extent, especially through the study of extremophiles, it is still the case that the opportunities provided by genomic studies are primarily taken up by those who study bacterial pathogenicity. This part of the field is, however, being broadened by including the study of pathogens of animals, insects and plants alongside those that afflict humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-177
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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