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Bacterial Genomes

  1. Ronald M Atlas1,
  2. Daniel Drell2,
  3. Claire Fraser3

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000446



How to Cite

Atlas, R. M., Drell, D. and Fraser, C. 2001. Bacterial Genomes. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

  2. 2

    US Department of Energy, Washington DC, USA

  3. 3

    The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001


The genomes of a number of bacterial species have been fully sequenced. Analyses of these genomes are providing useful insights into the evolution and functioning of diverse bacteria and bacterial pathogens.


  • bacteria;
  • microorganisms;
  • pathogens