Metagenomics: genomic analysis of microbial communities.

  title={Metagenomics: genomic analysis of microbial communities.},
  author={Christian S Riesenfeld and Patrick D. Schloss and Jo Handelsman},
  journal={Annual review of genetics},
Uncultured microorganisms comprise the majority of the planet's biological diversity. Microorganisms represent two of the three domains of life and contain vast diversity that is the product of an estimated 3.8 billion years of evolution. In many environments, as many as 99% of the microorganisms cannot be cultured by standard techniques, and the uncultured fraction includes diverse organisms that are only distantly related to the cultured ones. Therefore, culture-independent methods are… CONTINUE READING
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