Wednesday, June 10, 2009

PLoS ONE Prokaryotic Genome Collection - now launched

I am excited to tell you of the latest collection of some of the high-impact articles, the PLoS ONE Prokaryotic Genome Collection. Liz Allen of PLoS, has some more things to say …read her full blog post here.

There is an editorial overview that accompanies the new collection; it’s written by me. Comments related to the collection and the ‘overview’ have started to trickle in, such as this one by Dr Ramy Aziz:

“This article lists very interesting challenges and questions that will be answered in the next decade of this millennium. With the revolution stirred by next-gen sequencing machines, sequencing/resequencing steps have become quick and cheap. Thus, data generation is the least part to worry about. However, as the article appropriately discusses, the problem is what to sequence and then how to make sense out of the piles.

We will very soon have 5,000 fully sequenced prokaryotic genomes, but, as quick annotation tools are being developed, we realize very well that more genomes annotated = more errors propagated.

In addition to high-speed and high-performance …”
Read more here.

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