Over 300 Species of Microorganisms from Tropical Air Have Their Genomes Completely Sequenced (image) Nanyang Technological University Share Print E-Mail Caption Over 300 species of microorganisms from tropical air have their genomes completely sequenced, with over 1,200 microorganisms identified since. Sequencing microorganisms allows scientists to know what these organisms are and what they do, which could lead to new drugs and antibiotics in future. Credit NTU Singapore Usage Restrictions NTU Singapore Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.