Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2018

Publication Title

PLoS Biology

ISSN

1545-7885

Volume

16

Issue

8

First Page

3000009

Last Page

3000009

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000009

PubMed ID

30142153

Abstract

In the context of biology as a whole and of our own personal lives, seemingly small things can prove surprisingly influential. Here, I consider the powerful impact of small organisms-the inhabitants of the microbial world-and the small events that shaped my own development as a scientist. I reflect on the early days of the fields of molecular biology and microbial ecology and my own role in the origin story of what we now call "metagenomics".

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