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Mining of Microbial Wealth and MetaGenomics /

The existence of living organisms in diverse ecosystems has been the focus of interest to human beings, primarily to obtain insights into the diversity and dynamics of the communities. This book discusses how the advent of novel molecular biology techniques, the latest being the next-generation sequ...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Kalia, Vipin Chandra. (Editor), Shouche, Yogesh. (Editor), Purohit, Hemant J. (Editor), Rahi, Praveen. (Editor)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2017.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:The existence of living organisms in diverse ecosystems has been the focus of interest to human beings, primarily to obtain insights into the diversity and dynamics of the communities. This book discusses how the advent of novel molecular biology techniques, the latest being the next-generation sequencing technologies, helps to elucidate the identity of novel organisms, including those that are rare. The book highlights the fact that oceans, marine environments, rivers, mountains and the gut are ecosystems with great potential for obtaining bioactive molecules, which can be used in areas such as agriculture, food, medicine, water supplies and bioremediation. It then describes the latest research in metagenomics, a field that allows elucidation of the maximum biodiversity within an ecosystem, without the need to actually grow and culture the organisms. Further, it describes how human-associated microbes are directly responsible for our health and overall wellbeing.
Physical Description:XVIII, 461 pages 41 illustrations, 32 illustrations in color. online resource.
ISBN:9789811057083
Access:Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.