Unformatted text preview: ° Biosynthesis, pili, and attachment genes were more common at the greater depths ° Look at clusters of orthologous genes ° Transposases increase with depth – we don’t know why this is, but it looks like a real trend • These transposases don’t just all come from one family or one organism – this trend is spread out across a wide variety of transposases. ° A lot of the viruses in this ocean sample came from cyanophage ° Samples from the Sargasso Sea ° We’re learning a lot about how these organisms evolve, how they adapt to their environment, and how they pick up variability ° Genomics doesn’t just lead us down a reductionist path – it allows us to zoom out and look at the larger picture....
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- Fall '09
- Bacteria, rhodopsin, Sargasso Sea, common bacterial genes, microbial sequence space