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Metagenomics : theory, methods and applications /
edited by Diana Marco.
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Wymondham : Caister Academic, 2010.
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vii, 212 p.
ISBN
1904455549, 1904455549 (couv. rigide), 1904455549 (hbk.), 9781904455547, 9781904455547 (couv. rigide), 9781904455547 (hbk.)
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Wymondham : Caister Academic, 2010.
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1904455549
1904455549 (couv. rigide)
1904455549 (hbk.)
9781904455547
9781904455547 (couv. rigide)
9781904455547 (hbk.)
catalogue key
7072823
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The advent of metagenomics has had a dramatic effect on the way we view and study the microbial world. By allowing the direct investigation of the vast majority of bacteria, as well as viruses and fungi, irrespective of their culturability and taxonomic identities, metagenomics has not only changed microbiological theory and methods but has also challenged the classical concept of species. This newly evolved biological field has proven to be rich and comprehensive and is making important contributions to ecology, biodiversity, bioremediation, bioprospection of natural products, medicine, and many other fields. The diversity of facets of metagenomics as well as the multiplicity of its potential applications makes it difficult to find an ample but at the same time ordered account of this new discipline. This book intends to address in a coherent manner the multiple aspects of metagenomics, from new theoretical insights to the more recent applications, through to the dynamically developing methods of data acquisition and analysis. The book is aimed at researchers currently performing metagenomics studies as well as students and scientists interested in starting research in this field. Book jacket.
Main Description
Metagenomics is a rapidly growing field of research that has had a dramatic effect on the way we view and study the microbial world. By permitting the direct investigation of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, irrespective of their culturability and taxonomic identities, metagenomics has changed microbiological theory and methods and has also challenged the classical concept of species. This new field of biology has proven to be rich and comprehensive and is making important contributions in many areas including ecology, biodiversity, bioremediation, bioprospection of natural products, and medicine. This book addresses, in a coherent manner, the diverse and multiple aspects of metagenomics and the multiplicity of its potential applications. Renowned authors from around the world have contributed chapters covering the new theoretical insights, the more recent applications, and the dynamically developing methods of data acquisition and analysis. Topics include: conceptual frameworks * tools and methods * integration of complementary approaches * horizontal gene transfer * analysis of complex microbial communities * public data resources * plant-microbe interactions * bioremediation * industrial bioproducts * archaeal metagenomics * bioprospecting novel genes * the human microbiome * and philosophical themes in metagenomics. The book is essential reading for all researchers currently performing metagenomics studies and it is highly recommended for all students and scientists wishing to increase their understanding of this field.
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This book is essential reading for all researchers currently performing metagenomics studies and is highly recommended for all students and scientists wishing to increase their understanding of this field.
Main Description
Metagenomics is a rapidly growing field of research that has had a dramatic effect on the way we view and study the microbial world. By permitting the direct investigation of bacteria, viruses and fungi irrespective of their culturability and taxonomic id
Main Description
Metagenomics is a rapidly growing field of research that has had a dramatic effect on the way we view and study the microbial world. By permitting the direct investigation of bacteria, viruses and fungi irrespective of their culturability and taxonomic identities, metagenomics has changed microbiological theory and methods and has also challenged the classical concept of species. This new field of biology has proven to be rich and comprehensive and is making important contributions in many areas including ecology, biodiversity, bioremediation, bioprospection of natural products, and in medicine. This book addresses in a coherent manner the diverse and multiple aspects of metagenomics and the multiplicity of its potential applications. Renowned authors from around the world have contributed chapters covering the new theoretical insights, the more recent applications, and the dynamically developing methods of data acquisition and analysis. Topics include: Conceptual frameworks, tools and methods, integration of complementary approaches, horizontal gene transfer, analysis of complex microbial communities, public data resources, plant-microbe interactions, bioremediation, industrial bioproducts, archaeal metagenomics, bioprospecting novel genes, the human microbiome, and philosophical themes in metagenomics. The book is essential reading for all researchers currently performing metagenomics studies and is highly recommended for all students and scientists wishing to increase their understanding of this field.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. v
Prefacep. ix
Metagenomics and Ecosystems Biology: Conceptual Frameworks, Tools and Methodsp. 1
Beyond Metagenomics: Integration of Complementary Approaches for the Study of Microbial Communitiesp. 15
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Prokaryotic Microbiobial Communitiesp. 39
Analysis of Complex Microbial Communities through Metagenomic Surveyp. 55
Public Data Resources as a Foundation for a Worldwide Metagenomics Data Infrastructurep. 79
The Potential for Investigation of Plant-Microbe Interactions using Metagenomics Methodsp. 107
Application of Metagenomics to Bioremediationp. 119
Application of Metagenomics for Industrial Bioproductsp. 141
Archaeal Metagenomics: Bioprospecting Novel Genes and Exploring New Conceptsp. 159
Metagenomics and its Applications to the Study of the Human Microbiomep. 171
Philosophical Themes in Metagenomicsp. 183
Indexp. 209
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