Strategies for accessing soil metagenome for desired applications.

  title={Strategies for accessing soil metagenome for desired applications.},
  author={Jeyaprakash Rajendhran and Paramasamy Gunasekaran},
  journal={Biotechnology advances},
  volume={26 6},
Most of the microorganisms in nature are inaccessible as they are uncultivable in the laboratory. Metagenomic approaches promise the accessibility of the genetic resources and their potential applications. Genetic resources from terrestrial environments can be accessed by exploring the soil metagenome. Soil metagenomic analyses are usually initiated by the isolation of environmental DNAs. Several methods have been described for the direct isolation of environmental DNAs from soil and sediments… CONTINUE READING