Dandruff genomics

According to Yahoo News (via GT) , Proctor and Gamble published the genome of the dandruff in PNAS (link not yet available) causing basidiomycete fungus Malassezia globosa. The proteins and genome are available at NCBI.

Update: PNAS paper available.

2 thoughts on “Dandruff genomics”

  1. This was one of those maddening cases where the press release was distributed many days in advance of the publication. In this case, the press release “EMBARGOED Until 5 p.m. EST, Nov. 5, 2007” says “Results of the genome sequencing are published in today’s online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).” But the paper was not published online until today. Larry Moran over at Sandwalk and others have complained about this practice, but it seems to persist. This case is also good fodder for bad scientific reporting that ensued following the press release (in the absence of the paper): ‘dandruff genome cracked’, etc….

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