Beyond the genome: community-level analysis of the microbial world

@inproceedings{Zarraonaindia2013BeyondTG,
  title={Beyond the genome: community-level analysis of the microbial world},
  author={Iratxe Zarraonaindia and Daniel P Smith and Jack A. Gilbert},
  booktitle={Biology & philosophy},
  year={2013}
}
The development of culture-independent strategies to study microbial diversity and function has led to a revolution in microbial ecology, enabling us to address fundamental questions about the distribution of microbes and their influence on Earth's biogeochemical cycles. This article discusses some of the progress that scientists have made with the use of so-called "omic" techniques (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and metaproteomics) and the limitations and major challenges these approaches… CONTINUE READING