I guess last march could have been called the microbial genomes month. PLoS dedicated most of last month’s issue to the goblal oceanic sampling that the Craig Venter’s institute is carrying out.
Also this week in Science there’s an article mentioning the ambitious program that the U.S. National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC) has outlined: The Global Metagenomics.
I have the feeling that microbiology is getting more and more momentum. The next golden era of Micro is close!!
P.S: By the way, why don’t we have a bacterial genome day? you know, you have days for drivers, bees, unemployed, etc. I guess we deserve one, no? I propose the 28th of July, which was the day that the first bacterial genome was published (Haemophilus influenzae).