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metagenomics

(mĕt′ə-jə-nō′mĭks)
n.
(used with a sing. verb) The study of the structure and function of nucleotide sequences isolated directly from an environmental sample, especially of a community of microorganisms.

met′a·ge·nom′ic adj.

metagenomics

(mĕt″ă-jē-nōm′ĭks, -nŏm′) [″ + ″]
The study of the broad range of genetic material (DNA, RNA, nucleotide sequences) that is present in particular environments or natural samples.
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2008) showed that the genes for carbohydrate metabolism occupied about 20% genes in the GIT microbiota metagenome (Qu et al.
The total phage count for each metagenome was normalized to the total number of sequences assigned at the domain level.
Three Swedish, Gothenburg-based research groups led by Fredrik Backhed and Bjorn Fagergberg, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and Jens Nielsen of Chalmers University of Technology compared the metagenome of 145 women with diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and healthy controls, and showed that women with type 2 diabetes have an altered gut microbiota.
The major technical development was the deployment in many centers of next-generation DNA sequencing technologies with greatly enhanced capabilities for sequencing collections of microbial genomes in the metagenome.
A comparison to similar viruses in computer databases showed that the intestinal virus metagenome contained thousands of pieces of nucleic acid representing many groups of known and unknown turkey viruses.
This work describes the construction of metagenomic library from soil metagenome of high altitude region of Northwestern Himalaya using promoter less vector for entrapment of novel promoter sequences using GFP as reporter gene.
Metagenome Annotation Using a Distributed Grid of Undergraduate Students, 6 PLoS BIOLOGY 2362, available at http://www.
Researchers used DNA microarray analysis to estimate the so- called bacterial metagenome, the totality of bacterial genetic material present in the tested cigarettes.
The airborne metagenome in an indoor urban environment.
In other words, there are 100 times more genes in our metagenome - the set of all genomes in our body - than there are in the human genome within our chromosomes.
Case study: The Metagenome of a Wastewater Treatment Community
coli virus; and completely sequencing the rice genome, the silkworm potato genome, and the human gut metagenome.