Bioprospecting metagenomes: glycosyl hydrolases for converting biomass

@article{Li2009BioprospectingMG,
  title={Bioprospecting metagenomes: glycosyl hydrolases for converting biomass},
  author={L Li and Sean R. McCorkle and Sebastien Monchy and Safiyh Taghavi and Daniel van der Lelie},
  journal={Biotechnology for Biofuels},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
Throughout immeasurable time, microorganisms evolved and accumulated remarkable physiological and functional heterogeneity, and now constitute the major reserve for genetic diversity on earth. Using metagenomics, namely genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples, this biogenetic diversification can be accessed without the need to cultivate cells. Accordingly, microbial communities and their metagenomes, isolated from biotopes with high turnover rates of recalcitrant biomass… CONTINUE READING
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