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Bacterial Genome Comparison
With the advent of next-generation sequencing the number of publically available high-quality bacterial genome sequences is increasing exponentially. This represents an immensely valuable resource, which was virtually non-existent a decade ago. With this data we can now begin to ask questions of how bacteria evolve and to probe the extent of functional diversity within the most ubiquitous, and largely unknown, forms of life on our planet.

Among the research aims in the Parkinson Lab, we have been actively developing and implementing bioinformatic pipelines to probe bacterial evolution on multiple scales, from whole-genomes to protein-families.

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