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Title: The Earth Microbiome project: successes and aspirations

Here, the Earth Microbiome Project (EMP) was launched in August 2010, with the ambitious aim of constructing a global catalogue of the uncultured microbial diversity of this planet. The primary vision of the Earth Microbiome Project, to process the microbial diversity and functional potential from approximately 200,000 environmental samples, marks it as an undertaking so massive that it was at first considered to be pure folly (as late as 2012, Jonathan Eisen was quoted in Nature as saying ‘Knight and Gilbert literally talk about sampling the entire planet. It is ludicrous and not feasible - yet they are doing it’ [1]).
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States); Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boulder, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
BMC Biology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1741-7007
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Earth Microbiome Project; Human Microbiome Project; Quantitative Insight Into Microbial Ecology; John Templeton Foundation; Freshwater Lake Sediment
OSTI Identifier:
1467640

Gilbert, Jack A., Jansson, Janet K., and Knight, Rob. The Earth Microbiome project: successes and aspirations. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1186/s12915-014-0069-1.
Gilbert, Jack A., Jansson, Janet K., & Knight, Rob. The Earth Microbiome project: successes and aspirations. United States. doi:10.1186/s12915-014-0069-1.
Gilbert, Jack A., Jansson, Janet K., and Knight, Rob. 2014. "The Earth Microbiome project: successes and aspirations". United States. doi:10.1186/s12915-014-0069-1. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1467640.
@article{osti_1467640,
title = {The Earth Microbiome project: successes and aspirations},
author = {Gilbert, Jack A. and Jansson, Janet K. and Knight, Rob},
abstractNote = {Here, the Earth Microbiome Project (EMP) was launched in August 2010, with the ambitious aim of constructing a global catalogue of the uncultured microbial diversity of this planet. The primary vision of the Earth Microbiome Project, to process the microbial diversity and functional potential from approximately 200,000 environmental samples, marks it as an undertaking so massive that it was at first considered to be pure folly (as late as 2012, Jonathan Eisen was quoted in Nature as saying ‘Knight and Gilbert literally talk about sampling the entire planet. It is ludicrous and not feasible - yet they are doing it’ [1]).},
doi = {10.1186/s12915-014-0069-1},
journal = {BMC Biology},
number = 1,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {8}
}