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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

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Cover image: Derivation of genome trees from the comparative analyses of complete genomes. (2005) PLoS Computational Biology Issue Image | Vol. 1(7) December 2005. PLoS Comput Biol 1(7): ev01.i07. doi:10.1371/image.pcbi.v01.i07. Genome graphic representation completed with GenomeViz software, provided by Rohit Ghai. Fractal tree obtained with the FractalTrees X software, provided by Simon Woodside. Compiled by Edouard Yeramian.

Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2013. The Science and Applications of Microbial Genomics: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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