23 August 1996
Vol 273, Issue 5278

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The genome of Methanococcus jannaschii is the first one of the Archaea domain that has been completed by whole-genome shotgun sequencing at The Institute for Genomic Research. This provides the first opportunity for large-scale comparisons of the genetic components from all principal domains--Eukaryotes, Bacteria, and Archaea. See the article on page 1058 and the News story on page 1043.