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Microbial communities live all around us, but most microbial species are hard to discover because they can’t be cultured. Using a process called “metagenomic deconvolution,” we may be able to assemble the genomes of new unculturable species inside microbial communities. This soccer-ball-like network diagram illustrates how the genomes of 12 yeast species can be assembled separately from a metagenomic sequencing sample as discussed in Burton et al., pp 1339–1346. Image credit: Joshua N. Burton.