Metagenomics Book


  • Author : Muniyandi Nagarajan
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128134030

Metagenomics Excerpt :

Metagenomics: Perspectives, Methods, and Applications provides thorough coverage of the growing field of metagenomics. A diverse range of chapters from international experts offer an introduction to the field and examine methods for metagenomic analysis of microbiota, metagenomic computational tools, and recent metagenomic studies in various environments. The emphasis on application makes this text particularly useful for applied researchers, practitioners, clinicians and students seeking to employ metagenomic approaches to advance knowledge in the biomedical and life sciences. Case-study based application chapters examine topics ranging from viral metagenome profiling, metagenomics in oral disease and health, metagenomic insights into the human gut microbiome and metabolic syndromes, and more. Additionally, perspectives on future potential at the end of each chapter provoke new thought and motivations for continued study in this exciting and fruitful research area. Provides thorough coverage of the rapidly growing field of metagenomics, with an emphasis on applications of relevance to translational researchers, practitioners, clinicians and students Features a diverse range of chapters from international experts that offer an introduction to the field and examine methods for metagenomic analysis of microbiota, metagenomic computational tools and research pipelines Highlights perspectives on future potential at the end of each chapter to provoke new thought and motivations for continued study in this exciting and fruitful research area

Metagenomics for Microbiology Book

Metagenomics for Microbiology

  • Author : Jacques Izard
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124105089

Metagenomics for Microbiology Excerpt :

Concisely discussing the application of high throughput analysis to move forward our understanding of microbial principles, Metagenomics for Microbiology provides a solid base for the design and analysis of omics studies for the characterization of microbial consortia. The intended audience includes clinical and environmental microbiologists, molecular biologists, infectious disease experts, statisticians, biostatisticians, and public health scientists. This book focuses on the technological underpinnings of metagenomic approaches and their conceptual and practical applications. With the next-generation genomic sequencing revolution increasingly permitting researchers to decipher the coding information of the microbes living with us, we now have a unique capacity to compare multiple sites within individuals and at higher resolution and greater throughput than hitherto possible. The recent articulation of this paradigm points to unique possibilities for investigation of our dynamic relationship with these cellular communities, and excitingly the probing of their therapeutic potential in disease prevention or treatment of the future. Expertly describes the latest metagenomic methodologies and best-practices, from sample collection to data analysis for taxonomic, whole shotgun metagenomic, and metatranscriptomic studies Includes clear-headed pointers and quick starts to direct research efforts and increase study efficacy, eschewing ponderous prose Presented topics include sample collection and preparation, data generation and quality control, third generation sequencing, advances in computational analyses of shotgun metagenomic sequence data, taxonomic profiling of shotgun data, hypothesis testing, and mathematical and computational analysis of longitudinal data and time series. Past-examples and prospects are provided to contextualize the applications.

The New Science of Metagenomics Book

The New Science of Metagenomics

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 0309185750

The New Science of Metagenomics Excerpt :

Although we can't usually see them, microbes are essential for every part of human life -- indeed all life on Earth. The emerging field of metagenomics offers a new way of exploring the microbial world that will transform modern microbiology and lead to practical applications in medicine, agriculture, alternative energy, environmental remediation, and many others areas. Metagenomics allows researchers to look at the genomes of all of the microbes in an environment at once, providing a "meta" view of the whole microbial community and the complex interactions within it. It's a quantum leap beyond traditional research techniques that rely on studying -- one at a time -- the few microbes that can be grown in the laboratory. At the request of the National Science Foundation, five Institutes of the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy, the National Research Council organized a committee to address the current state of metagenomics and identify obstacles current researchers are facing in order to determine how to best support the field and encourage its success. The New Science of Metagenomics recommends the establishment of a "Global Metagenomics Initiative" comprising a small number of large-scale metagenomics projects as well as many medium- and small-scale projects to advance the technology and develop the standard practices needed to advance the field. The report also addresses database needs, methodological challenges, and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in supporting this new field.

Metagenomics  Methods and Protocols Book

Metagenomics Methods and Protocols

  • Author : Wolfgang R. Streit
  • Publisher : Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Release Date : 2018-12-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1493982745

Metagenomics Methods and Protocols Excerpt :

Metagenomics of the Human Body Book

Metagenomics of the Human Body

  • Author : Karen E. Nelson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441970893

Metagenomics of the Human Body Excerpt :

The book brings a completely different perspective than available books by combining the information gained from the human genome with that derived from parallel metagenomic studies, and new results from investigating the effects of these microbes on the host immune system. Although there are a number of books that focus on the human genome that are currently available, there are no books that bring to the forefront the mix of the human genome and the genomes and metagenomes of the microbial species that live within and on us.

Functional Metagenomics  Tools and Applications Book

Functional Metagenomics Tools and Applications

  • Author : Trevor C. Charles
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319615103

Functional Metagenomics Tools and Applications Excerpt :

In this book, the latest tools available for functional metagenomics research are described.This research enables scientists to directly access the genomes from diverse microbial genomes at one time and study these “metagenomes”. Using the modern tools of genome sequencing and cloning, researchers have now been able to harness this astounding metagenomic diversity to understand and exploit the diverse functions of microorganisms. Leading scientists from around the world demonstrate how these approaches have been applied in many different settings, including aquatic and terrestrial habitats, microbiomes, and many more environments. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing microbiologists with a summary of the latest functional metagenomics literature on all specific habitats.

Metagenomics Book


  • Author : Wael N. Hozzein
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-03-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838800550

Metagenomics Excerpt :

This book is for the students starting their research projects in the field of metagenomics, for researchers interested in the new developments and applications in this field; and for teachers involved in teaching this subject. The book is divided into three sections as indicated from its title, namely; the basics of metagenomics, metagenomic analysis, and applications of metagenomics. It covers the basics of metagenomics from its history and background, to the analysis of metagenomic data as well as its recent applications in different fields. The book contains excellent texts at both the introductory and advanced levels, that describe the latest metagenomic approaches and applications, from sampling to data analysis for taxonomic, environmental, and medical studies. Finally, the publication of this book was an interesting journey for me and I hope the readers will enjoy reading it.

Soil Metagenomics Book

Soil Metagenomics

  • Author : T.C.K. Sugitha
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000332612

Soil Metagenomics Excerpt :

This book focuses on the recent advents and technological breakthroughs in metagenomic approaches coupled with their applications in agriculture. The intended audience include soil and environmental microbiologists, molecular biologists and policy makers. The book expertly describes the latest fourth generation metagenomic technologies from sample collection to data analysis, metatranscriptomic, metaproteomic and metabolomics studies Note: T& F does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

From Genes to Species  Novel Insights from Metagenomics Book

From Genes to Species Novel Insights from Metagenomics

  • Author : Eamonn P. Culligan
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2016-10-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889199754

From Genes to Species Novel Insights from Metagenomics Excerpt :

The majority of microbes in many environments are considered “as yet uncultured” and were traditionally considered inaccessible for study through the microbiological gold standard of pure culture. The emergence of metagenomic approaches has allowed researchers to access and study these microbes in a culture-independent manner through DNA sequencing and functional expression of metagenomic DNA in a heterologous host. Metagenomics has revealed an extraordinary degree of diversity and novelty, not only among microbial communities themselves, but also within the genomes of these microbes. This Research Topic aims to showcase the utility of metagenomics to gain insights on the microbial and genomic diversity in different environments by revealing the breadth of novelty that was in the past, largely untapped.

Metagenomics  Techniques  Applications  Challenges and Opportunities Book

Metagenomics Techniques Applications Challenges and Opportunities

  • Author : Reena Singh Chopra
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811565298

Metagenomics Techniques Applications Challenges and Opportunities Excerpt :

This book summarizes the various areas of research in metagenomics and their potential applications in medicine, the environment and biotechnology. The book presents the recent advances in theoretical, methodological and applied aspects of metagenomics and highlights their applications in the fields of environmental microbial forensics, bioremediation, drug-discovery and agriculture. In addition, the book discusses various metagenomics approaches used for understanding the microbial physiology and biochemistry. Lastly the book describes a range of bioinformatics tools and computational methods for metagenomics analysis as well as the functional diversity and dynamics of microbial communities colonizing the human skin.

Marine Metagenomics Book

Marine Metagenomics

  • Author : Takashi Gojobori
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-07-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811381348

Marine Metagenomics Excerpt :

This book presents the state-of-art marine metagenome research and explains the method of marine metagenomic analysis in an easy-to-understand manner. Changes in the marine environment due to global warming and pollution have become a major global problem. Maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem requires advanced environmental monitoring and assessment systems. As such, the book presents a novel metagenomic monitoring method, which has been developed for comprehensive analyses of the DNA of microorganisms living in seawater to further our understanding of the dynamics of the marine environment. The book can be used as a primer for new researchers and as a manual on experimental methods.

Virus Discovery by Metagenomics  The  Im possibilities Book

Virus Discovery by Metagenomics The Im possibilities

  • Author : Bas E. Dutilh
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2017-10-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889453085

Virus Discovery by Metagenomics The Im possibilities Excerpt :

Since the late 1800s, the discovery of new viruses was a gradual process. Viruses were described one by one using a suite of techniques such as (electron) microscopy and viral culture. Investigators were usually interested in a disease state within an organism, and expeditions in viral ecology were rare. The advent of metagenomics using high-throughput sequencing has revolutionized not only the rate of virus discovery, but also the nature of the discoveries. For example, the viral ecology and etiology of many human diseases are being characterized, non-pathogenic viral commensals are ubiquitous, and the description of environmental viromes is making progress. This Frontiers in Virology Research Topic showcases how metagenomic and bioinformatic approaches have been combined to discover, classify and characterize novel viruses.

Metagenomics and Microbial Ecology Book

Metagenomics and Microbial Ecology

  • Author : Surajit De Mandal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000482232

Metagenomics and Microbial Ecology Excerpt :

Microorganisms comprise the greatest genetic diversity in the natural ecosystem, and characterization of these microbes is an essential step towards discovering novel products or understanding complex biological mechanisms. The advancement of metagenomics coupled with the introduction of high-throughput, cost-effective NGS technology has expanded the possibilities of microbial research in various biological systems. In addition to traditional culture and biochemical characteristics, omics approaches (metagenomics, metaproteomics, and metatranscriptomics) are useful for analyzing complete microbial communities and their functional attributes in various environments. Metagenomics and Microbial Ecology: Techniques and Applications explores the most recent advances in metagenomics research in the landscape of next-generation sequencing technologies. This book also describes how advances in sequencing technologies are used to study invisible microbes as well as the relationships between microorganisms in their respective environments. Features: Covers a wide range of concepts, investigations, and technological advancement in metagenomics at the global level. Highlights the novel and recent approaches to analyze microbial diversity and its functional attributes. Features a range of chapters that present an introduction to the field and functional insight into various ecosystems.

Mining of Microbial Wealth and MetaGenomics Book

Mining of Microbial Wealth and MetaGenomics

  • Author : Vipin Chandra Kalia
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811057083

Mining of Microbial Wealth and MetaGenomics Excerpt :

The existence of living organisms in diverse ecosystems has been the focus of interest to human beings, primarily to obtain insights into the diversity and dynamics of the communities. This book discusses how the advent of novel molecular biology techniques, the latest being the next-generation sequencing technologies, helps to elucidate the identity of novel organisms, including those that are rare. The book highlights the fact that oceans, marine environments, rivers, mountains and the gut are ecosystems with great potential for obtaining bioactive molecules, which can be used in areas such as agriculture, food, medicine, water supplies and bioremediation. It then describes the latest research in metagenomics, a field that allows elucidation of the maximum biodiversity within an ecosystem, without the need to actually grow and culture the organisms. Further, it describes how human-associated microbes are directly responsible for our health and overall wellbeing.“/p>