Insights into microbiome research 3: Who’s there versus what are they doing?

@article{Baranzini2018InsightsIM,
  title={Insights into microbiome research 3: Who’s there versus what are they doing?},
  author={Sergio E Baranzini},
  journal={Multiple Sclerosis Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={24},
  pages={1541 - 1542}
}
  • Sergio E Baranzini
  • Published in Multiple sclerosis 2018
  • Medicine
  • Multiple Sclerosis Journal
  • The main two questions that large microbiome studies typically address are “who’s there?” and “what are they doing?” The first question aims at screening what kind of organisms are present, and it provides a low-resolution, relative composition of the microbiome. The second question focuses on precisely characterizing microbial communities by sequencing their entire genome on and providing insights into their metabolic capabilities. While DNA sequencing has become relatively affordable… CONTINUE READING

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