A publication by a team of researchers from the laboratory of John Taylor, professor of plant and microbial biology, hit a rare benchmark this fall when it was cited for the 10,000th time, according to Google Scholar. The publication, a chapter called “Amplification and direct sequencing of fungal ribosomal RNA genes for phylogenetics,” appeared in the 1990 book PCR Protocols: A Guide to Methods and Applications. Read an interview with Taylor about the milestone.

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