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Metagenomics and its Applications in Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environmental Studies
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Editors: Robert W. Li (Agricultural Research Service, USA)
Book Description:
Metagenomics is the study of microbial communities sampled directly from their natural environment, without prior culturing. DNA sequencing (or alternatively, an assay of functional properties) is applied to the culture-independent analyses of complex and diverse (“meta”) populations of microbes. The rapid growth of metagenomics entails an expanded focus on microbes in a wide range of basic and applied research fields, ranging from microbiology to agriculture, biomedicine to bioenergy, and from veterinary to clinical medicine. This new book is an insightful and inclusive study on metagenomics and its applications.

Imprint: Biomedical

Table of Contents:
Foreword
(John Wooley)

Chapter 1. Metagenomics: Methods & Challenges, pp. 1-32
(Martina Ederer)

Chapter 2. Towards a More Complete Metagenomics Toolkit, pp. 33-46
(Michael E. Sparks and Robert W. Li)

Chapter 3. Analyzing Metagenomic Data: Inferring Microbial Community Function with MG-RAST, pp. 47-60
(Dionysios A. Antonopoulos, Elizabeth M. Glass, and Folker Meyer)

Chapter 4. Automatic Annotation of Microbial Genomes and Metagenomic Sequences, pp. 61-78
(Victor Solovyev and Asaf Salamov)

Chapter 5. Next-Generation and Future DNA Sequencing Technologies and Metagenomics, pp. 79-106
(Peiming Zhang, Jian Gu, Jin He, Weimin Gao, et al.)

Chapter 6. Comparison of De Novo Short Read Assemblers on Simulated Metagenomic Data, pp. 107-120
(Ying Huang, Weizhong Li, David Perkins, and Robert W. Li)

Chapter 7. Submetagenomics: Selective Sampling of Metagenomic Subsets of Interest, pp. 121-134
(Yi Vee Chew and Andrew J. Holmes)

Chapter 8. Dynamics of the Rumen Microbiota, pp. 135-164
(Robert W. Li, Michael E. Sparks, and Erin E. Connor)

Chapter 9. Detection of Functional Shifts in the Rumen Microbiota in Response to Propionate Intake in Cattle, pp. 165-184
(Michael E. Sparks, Ying Huang, Ransom L. Baldwin, et al.)

Chapter 10. Carbohydrate Actives Enzymes Derived from Metagenomes: From Microbial Ecology to Enzymology, pp. 185-209
(Renaud Berlemont and Moreno Galleni)

Chapter 11. An Evolutionary Ecology Perspective on Comparative Metagenomics, pp. 211-236
(Dieter Ebert and Weihong Qi)

Chapter 12. Interactions of the Gut Microbiota and its Host in the Context of Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Diseases, pp. 237-254
(Rodrigo Bibiloni, Lutz Krause, and Chieh J. Chou)

Chapter 13. Metagenomic Analysis of Human Gut Microbiota, pp. 255-276
(Volker Mai, Mihai Pop, and Mark Schell)

Chapter 14. Emerging Relevance of Metagenomics in Medicine, pp. 277-286
(Vasuki Venkat, Ying Huang, Patricia Finn, and David Perkins)

Chapter 15. Metagenomic Gene Discovery, pp. 287-320
Moola S. Mutondo, Robert J. Huddy, Rolene Bauer, et al.)

Chapter 16. Emerging Techniques for Metagenome Screening, pp. 321-336
(Takefumi Shimoyama and Kazuya Watanabe)

Chapter 17. Viral Metagenomics: From Fish Slime to the World, pp. 337-366
(Dana Willner, Christelle Desnues, and Forest Rohwer)

Chapter 18. Exploration of a Microbial Community for Novel Genetic Resources using Activity-Based Screening of a Metagenomic Library, pp. 367-379
(Hikaru Suenaga and Kentaro Miyazaki)

Chapter 19. Microbial Communities in Crude Petroleum Oils and Metagenomics, pp. 381-406
(Kunio Yamane, Hideaki Maki, Shigeru Matsuyama, and Hiroo Uchiyama)

Chapter 20. Environmental Metaproteomics: Identifying the Protein Machinery that Impact the Activities and Interactions of Microbes in Isolation or Communities, pp. 407-436
(Richard J. Giannone, Martin Keller, and Robert Hettich)

Index

   Series:
      Genetics - Research and Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-682-6
   Status: AV
  
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