J. A. Gilbert, F. Meyer, J. Jansson, J. Gordon, N. Pace, J. Tiedje, R. Ley, N. Fierer, D. Field, N. Kyrpides, F.-O. Glockner, H.-P. Klenk, K. E. Wommack, E. Glass, K. Docherty, R. Gallery, R. Stevens, and R. Knight, "The Earth Microbiome Project," Preprint ANL/MCS-P1813-1210, December 2010. [pdf]
This report details the outcome from the Earth Microbiome Project's first meeting to discuss sample selection and acquisition. This meeting was held at the Argonne National Laboratory on Wednesday October 6th 2010 between 2pm-5pm. The meetings aim was to discuss how to identify environmental samples to be sequenced and analyzed using metagenomics as part of the EMPs global effort to systematically determine the functional and phylogenetic diversity of microbial communities across the world.