The Resource The new science of metagenomics : revealing the secrets of our microbial planet, Committee On Metagenomics: Challenges and Functional Applications, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

The new science of metagenomics : revealing the secrets of our microbial planet, Committee On Metagenomics: Challenges and Functional Applications, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

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The new science of metagenomics : revealing the secrets of our microbial planet
Title
The new science of metagenomics
Title remainder
revealing the secrets of our microbial planet
Statement of responsibility
Committee On Metagenomics: Challenges and Functional Applications, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
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eng
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Also available online via the World wide Web
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YDXCP
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579/.135
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH434
LC item number
.N37 2007
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non fiction
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bibliography
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The new science of metagenomics : revealing the secrets of our microbial planet, Committee On Metagenomics: Challenges and Functional Applications, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 144-149)
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Contents
Machine derived contents note: I WHY METAGENOMICS? 12 -- What Is Metagenomics?, 13 -- "What Microbes Can Do: Four Examples, 15 -- Microbes Modulate and Maintain the Atmosphere, 15 -- Microbes Keep Us Healthy, 17 -- Microbes SIpport Plant Growth and Suppress Plant Disease, 18 -- Microbes Clean Up Fuel Leaks, 19 -- Invisible Communities: Global Impact, 19 -- Understanding Microbial Communities, 21 -- The Limits of Pure Culture, 21 -- The Genomics Promise, 23 -- Why Genomics i Not Enough, 25 -- Most Microbes Cannot Be Cultured, 25 -- Microbial Diversity and Variation Have No Limits, 27 -- Metagenomics Offers a Way Forward, 29 -- Metagenomics Can Contribute to Advances in Many Fields, 31 -- 2 A NEW LIGHT ON BIOLOGY 33 -- What Is a Genome?, 33 -- What Is a Species?, 35 -- What Is the Role of Microbes in Maintaining the Health of -- Their Hosts?, 37 -- How Diverse is Life?, 38 -- How Do Microbial Communities Work?, 40 -- How Do Microbial Communities React to Change?, 43 -- Flow Do Microbes Evolve?, 44 -- What Ecological and Evolutionary Roles Do Viruses Play?, 46 -- 3 FROM GENOMICS TO METAGENOMICS: FIRST STEPS 47 -- Sequencing Is Just One Kind of Metagenomics, 48 -- Pioneering Projects in Metagenomics, 50 -- The Acid Mine Drainage Project, 50 -- The Sargasso Sea Metagenomic Survey and Community -- Profiling, 53 -- The Soil-Resistome Project, 55 -- T he Hiuman-Microbiorne Project, 57 -- Viral Metagenomics, 58 -- 4 DESIGNING A SUCCESSFUL METAGENOMICS PROJECT: -- BEST PRACTICES AND FUTURE NEEDS 60 -- Paralle!s with Traditional Microbial Genome Sequencing, 60 -- Metagenomics Step by Step, 63 -- Flabitat Selection, 63 -- Samp ing Strategy, 64 -- Macromolecule Recovery, 65 -- Getting the Most Out of Metagenomics Studies, 67 -- [,OS rRNA-Based Surveys, 67 -- 16S rRNA Phylogenetic and Functional Anchors: A Hybrid -- Approach, 70 -- Generation of Large-Scale DNA Sequence, 70 -- Assembling Whole Genomes, 71 -- Gene-Centric Analyses, 73 -- Hybridization- and Array-Based Analyses, 74 -- Flnction Based Analyses of Microbial Communities, 76 -- Advancing the Field, 77 -- Sequencing Technology, 77 -- Gene-Expression Systems, 79 -- Single-Ceii Analyses, 80 -- Methods for Culturing Uncultured Species, 82 -- Basic Microbiology, 83 -- Understanding Microbial Habitats and Collecting Metadata, 83 -- Dowrstream Development of Metagenomics, 84 -- 5 DATA MANAGEMENT AND BIOINFORMATICS -- CHALLENGES OF METAGENOMICS 85 -- Genomic Data, 85 -- Metagenomic Data, 88 -- The Importance of Metadata, 90 -- Databases for Metagenomic Data, 92 -- Software, 94 -- Analysis of Metagenomic Sequence Data, 95 -- 6 THE INSTITUTIONAL LANDSCAPE FOR METAGENOMICS: -- NEW SCIENCE, NEW CHALLENGES 98 -- Major Stakeholders in Metagenomics, 98 -- The Scientific Community, 98 -- Funding Agencies, 98 -- international Coordination, 99 -- Education and Training, 100 -- Other Institutional Issues, 102 -- Data Release, 102 -- Intellectua Property, 103 -- Metagenomics and the Convention on Biological Diversity, 104 -- Biosafety, 105 -- Outreach, 106 -- A BALANCED PORTFOLIO: MULTI-SCALE PROJECTS IN THE -- "'GLOBAL METAGENOMICS INITIATIVE" 1 07 -- The Vision, 107 -- Characteristics of Successful Large-Scale Projects, 108 -- Why Metagenomics Needs a "Big Science" Component, 109 -- What Kind of Large-Scale Projects in the Global Metagenomics -- Initiative and How Many?, 112 -- Expected Benefits of Large-Scale Metagenomics Projects, 113 -- Theory and Principles, 113 -- Understanding Specific Habitats, 114 -- Technical Advancement of the Field, 114 -- International Collaboration and Training, 115 -- Learning from Previous Large-Scale Genomics Projects, 115 -- The Human Genome Project, 116 -- The Arabidopsis Genomne Project, 117 -- Lessons for Metagenomics, 118 -- A Preliminary Road Map, 118 -- Phase 1: Choosing Model Communities, 118 -- Phase II: Planning and Initial Data-Gathering, 120 -- Phase II: Implementation, 122 -- Conclusion, 122
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000042178239
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23 cm
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xii, 158 p.
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9780309106764
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2007297773
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