Deciphering Diversity Indices for a Better Understanding of Microbial Communities.

  title={Deciphering Diversity Indices for a Better Understanding of Microbial Communities.},
  author={Bo-Ra Kim and Jiwon Shin and Robin B Guevarra and Jun Hyung Lee and Doowan Kim and Kukhwan Seol and Ju-Hoon Lee and Hyeun bum Kim and Richard Isaacson},
  journal={Journal of microbiology and biotechnology},
  volume={27 12},
The past decades have been a golden era during which great tasks were accomplished in the field of microbiology, including food microbiology. In the past, culture-dependent methods have been the primary choice to investigate bacterial diversity. However, using cultureindependent high-throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA genes has greatly facilitated studies exploring the microbial compositions and dynamics associated with health and diseases. These culture-independent DNA-based studies generate… 

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