Metagenomics for Bacteriology

Erika del Castillo, Jacques Izard

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The number of publications related to metagenomics has been exponentially growing since the availability of next-generation sequencing technologies. We will focus on the impacts of metagenomics on our understanding of prokaryotes composed of bacteria and archaea. This brush-stroke overview provides examples of successful strategies that are employed based on the depth of data acquisition and sample diversity used. In addition, we will discuss some of the advancements that are required to further our leap regarding the understanding of the microbiomes. The task at hand is to unveil the mechanisms of interconnections within a microbiome, as well as between the microbiomes and their environment including the human host.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMetagenomics for Microbiology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780124105089
ISBN (Print)9780124104723
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Environment
  • Habitat
  • Medicine
  • Microbial community
  • Microbiota
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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