Mass spectrometry based environmental metabolomics: a primer and review

  title={Mass spectrometry based environmental metabolomics: a primer and review},
  author={M. Viant and Ulf Sommer},
  • M. Viant, Ulf Sommer
  • Published 2012
  • Chemistry
  • Metabolomics
  • Environmental metabolomics can be described as the study of the interactions of living organisms with their natural environments at the metabolic level. Until recently, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has been the primary bioanalytical tool for measuring metabolite levels in this field. While NMR has some specific advantages, the higher sensitivity offered by mass spectrometry (MS) is beginning to revolutionise our ability to probe environmental metabolomes. This review provides… CONTINUE READING
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