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Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesDark Ocean Bacteria Discovered to Play Large Role in Carbon Capture


UBC ScienceEnigmatic marine microbes share resources to overcome energy stress in the oxygen-starved ocean. November 2017.


Biotechniques SINGLE CELLS: SHUT YOUR EYES AND SEE. October 2016.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is partnering with SCGC® in spacecraft microbiome studies. September 2016.


Perkel J. Single-cell biology: The power of one. Science, November 2015.


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesOcean Microbes display remarkable genetic diversity. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, April 2014.

MIT NewsOcean microbes display remarkable genetic diversity. MIT News, April 2014. 


e! Science NewsBoldly illuminating biology’s ‘dark matter’. e! Science News, July 2013


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Bigelow Laboratory Single Cell Genomics – Working to Illuminate Biology’s “Dark Matter”. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, July 2013.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesBigelow Scientists Explore Deep Biosphere Under North Pacific Ocean. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, July 2013

PBS NewshourJacobson R. New Organisms Shine a Light on ‘Microbial Dark Matter’. PBS, July 2013

Yong E. Microbial Diversity. The Scientist, July 2013

GenomeWebHundreds of Microbial Genomes Sequenced by Single-Cell Genomics. GenomeWeb, July 2013

Hofer U. Exploring Diversity with Single Cell Genomics, July 2013


Pennisi E. How Many Microbes Are Hiding Among Us? Science, July 2013


ScienceDailyResourceful Microbes Reign in World’s Oceans. ScienceDaily, July 2013

Hayden EC (2013) Single-Cell Sequencing Reveals Genomes of More Than 200 Unusual Microbes. Scientific American, July 2013


Field J (2012) Probing Microbes of the Deep: Maine Science Lab Breaks New Ground. MPBN, November 2012

Owens B (2012) Genomics: The single life. Nature, 31 October 2012


Valigra L (2012) New Bigelow Lab opens more ocean science possibilities. MaineBiz October 1, 2012

BioTechniquesPerkel JM (2012) Single-cell Genomics: Defining Microbiology’s Dark Matter. Biotechniques 52:301–303

GenomeWebHeger M. (2012) Focusing on High-Throughput Single-Cell Genomics, Bigelow Looks to Add Sequencing to its Services


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesCarbon in the Dark: A Revelation From the Deep. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, September 2011

In dark ocean depths, ‘twilight bacteria’ at work (2011)

ScienceDailyUp from the Depths: How Bacteria Capture Carbon in the ‘Twilight Zone’ (2011)

Walker A (2011) Singled out. Nature Reviews 9:485



Curtin C (2011) From the Deep. Genome Technology, May 1


Leslie M (2011) The Power of One. Science 331: 24-26


GenomeWebPhilippidis A (2010) Bigelow Lab Expansion Will Yield Improved Facilities, New Hires for Genomics Center. Genome Technology, September 17


GenomeWebCurtin C (2010) Studying the Individual Cell. Genome Technology, March 1


GenomeWebCurtin C (2010) A Unique Snowflake. Genome Technology, March 1



Perkel JM (2009) Surpassing the Law of Averages: How to expose the behaviors of genes,RNA, proteins, and metabolites in single cells. The Scientist 23

Stein RA (2009) Single-Cell Genomics Clarifies Big Picture. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News 29