Metagenomics: Concept, methodology, ecological inference and recent advances.


Microorganisms constitute two third of the Earth's biological diversity. As many as 99% of the microorganisms present in certain environments cannot be cultured by standard techniques. Culture-independent methods are required to understand the genetic diversity, population structure and ecological roles of the majority of organisms. Metagenomics is the… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/biot.200800201


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