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What Genetics Offers Geobiology

Newman, Dianne K. and Gralnick, Jeffrey A. (2005) What Genetics Offers Geobiology. In: Molecular Geomicrobiology. Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry . No.59. Mineralogical Society of America , Chantilly, VA, pp. 9-26. ISBN 9780939950713.

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For over 50 years, the Parker Brothers’ board game “Clue” has maintained its position as the classic family detective game. A murder has been committed in the mansion, but we don’t know where, by whom, or how. Was it Professor Plum in the study with a knife, or Miss Scarlett in the ballroom with a candlestick? Through rolls of the dice, fragments of information patiently accumulated piece-by-piece, and the application of logic, players construct a case to figure out “whodunit”. Because there are several potential solutions to the problem, the key challenge is to figure out what happened by understanding how it happened.

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Additional Information:© 2005 Mineralogical Society of America. We wish to thank the students of the USC International Course in Geobiology (sponsored by the Agouron Institute), whose enthusiasm for genetics fed our own, and compelled us to think more critically about how genetics can help solve problems in geobiology. In addition, we would like to express our gratitude to the GPS division at Caltech, for nurturing our vision and our work, and the students and postdocs of the Newman lab (past and present) for putting it all together. Special thanks to Laura Croal, Arash Komeili and Doug Lies for constructive comments on the manuscript. We acknowledge the Luce Foundation, Packard Foundation, Agouron Institute, ONR, DARPA, NSF, Beckman Institute, and HHMI for financial support.
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