Functional metagenomic profiling of nine biomes

  title={Functional metagenomic profiling of nine biomes},
  author={Elizabeth A. Dinsdale and Robert A. Edwards and Dana Hall and Florent E. Angly and Mya Breitbart and Jennifer M. Brulc and Mike Furlan and Christelle Desnues and Matthew Haynes and Linlin Li and L Mcdaniel and Mary Ann Moran and Karen E. Nelson and Christina Nilsson and Robert Olson and J H Paul and Beltran Rodriguez Brito and Yijun Ruan and Brandon K. Swan and Rick L. Stevens and David L. Valentine and Rebecca Vega Thurber and Linda Wegley and Bryan A. White and Forest L. Rohwer},
Microbial activities shape the biogeochemistry of the planet and macroorganism health. Determining the metabolic processes performed by microbes is important both for understanding and for manipulating ecosystems (for example, disruption of key processes that lead to disease, conservation of environmental services, and so on). Describing microbial function is hampered by the inability to culture most microbes and by high levels of genomic plasticity. Metagenomic approaches analyse microbial… 

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