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dc.contributor.authorCarini, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-12T19:42:02Z
dc.date.available2019-09-12T19:42:02Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-07
dc.identifier.citationCarini P. 2019. A “cultural” renaissance: genomics breathes new life into an old craft. mSystems 4:e00092-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00092-19.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2379-5077
dc.identifier.doi10.1128/msystems.00092-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/634175
dc.description.abstractSometimes, to move ahead, you must take a look at where you have been. Culturing microbes is a foundational underpinning of microbiology. Before genome sequencing, researchers spent countless hours tediously deducing the nutritional requirements of bacterial isolates and tinkering with medium formulations to entice new microbes into culture. This art of cultivation took a back seat to the powerful molecular tools of the last 25 years, and as a result, many researchers have forgotten the utility of having a culture in hand. This perception is changing, as there is clearly a renewed interest in isolating microbes from various environments. Here, I suggest three focus areas to ensure continued growth and success of this "cultural" renaissance, including (i) setting clear cultivation goals, (ii) funding exploratory cultivation, and (iii) culturing and studying unusual organisms. "Unculturable" is a frame of mind, not a state of microbiology; it is time to dust off the bottle of yeast extract.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAMER SOC MICROBIOLOGYen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2019 Carini. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectcultivationen_US
dc.subjectfunctional genomicsen_US
dc.subjectmicrobial metabolismen_US
dc.subjectmicrobial physiologyen_US
dc.subjectuncultured microbesen_US
dc.titleA “Cultural” Renaissance: Genomics Breathes New Life into an Old Craften_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Soil Water & Environm Scien_US
dc.identifier.journalMSYSTEMSen_US
dc.description.noteOpen access journalen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.source.volume4
dc.source.issue3
refterms.dateFOA2019-09-12T19:42:02Z


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Copyright © 2019 Carini. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
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