Phylogenetic and Functional Metagenomic Profiling for Assessing Microbial Biodiversity in Environmental Monitoring

@inproceedings{Kisand2012PhylogeneticAF,
  title={Phylogenetic and Functional Metagenomic Profiling for Assessing Microbial Biodiversity in Environmental Monitoring},
  author={Veljo Kisand and Angelica Valente and Armin Lahm and Gerard Tanet and Teresa Lettieri},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Decisions guiding environmental management need to be based on a broad and comprehensive understanding of the biodiversity and functional capability within ecosystems. Microbes are of particular importance since they drive biogeochemical cycles, being both producers and decomposers. Their quick and direct responses to changes in environmental conditions modulate the ecosystem accordingly, thus providing a sensitive readout. Here we have used direct sequencing of total DNA from water samples to… CONTINUE READING
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