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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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As of today, RondinX has analyzed shotgun metagenomic data sets from 1,400 healthy individuals thereby strengthening its existing microbiome drug discovery and development platform.
To address these questions, we applied omics-based systems-level approaches, including 16S rRNA gene sequencing, shotgun metagenomics sequencing, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) metabolomics profiling to probe functional interactions between diazinon exposure and the gut microbiome.
Zebrafish are an emerging model species for neurobehavioral studies, and their use is well established in drug screening," said Aaron Ericsson, director of the MU Metagenomics Center and a research assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.
The microbiome is used to define the composition and functional characteristics of gut microbiota, and metagenomics is an appropriate technique to characterize gut microbiota.
Through their project 'Mapping the Microbial Diversity in the Arabian Gulf Surrounding Qatar using Genomics, Metagenomics and Culturing Approaches', Dr Rashmi Fotedar, a lead principal investigator from the Ministry of Environment, and her team demonstrated that Qatari marine sediments could harbour a variety of yet-to-be-discovered fungal species.
You will learn how to search for, access and download DNA-seq, RNA-seq, Epigenomics and Metagenomics datasets and how to access the tools and APIs at NCBI that can be used to extract relevant subsets of that data for cancer research.