Expanding MIxS Standards to Genomes from Uncultivated Microorganisms

Two new checklists, Minimum information about a single amplified genome (MISAG) and a metagenome-assembled genome (MIMAG) of bacteria and archaea, have just been published in Nature Biotechnology!

The checklists were conceived by Tanja Woyke Robert Bowers of JGI. These extensions complement the MIxS suite of metadata standards by defining the key data elements pertinent for describing the sampling and sequencing of single-cell genomes and genomes from metagenomes, and they open up a whole new area of metadata data exploration as the vast majority of microbes, referred to as microbial dark matter, are currently not described within the MIxS standard.

 

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