Title: Phylogenetic and Functional Metagenomic Profiling for Assessing Microbial Biodiversity in Environmental Monitoring
Authors: KISAND VeljoVALENTE AngelicaLAHM ArminTANET GerardLETTIERI Teresa
Citation: PLOS ONE vol. 7 no. 8 p. e43630
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC62880
ISSN: 1932-6203
URI: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0043630
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043630
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Environmental management decisions have to base on holistic understanding of biodiversity and functional capability in ecosystems. Environmental metagenomics is an emerging and powerful approach allowing rapidly and reliably determine and compare microbial biodiversity and functional profiles. Advances in next generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatic tools allow set up analysis pipelines which are useful for well designed and targeted monitoring exercises already today. In the paper we demonstrate how direct sequencing of the total community DNA and analysis of the data are applicable to assess anthropogenic impact on the coastal marine ecosystems.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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