TitleWhere Next for Microbiome Research?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsWaldor MK, Tyson GW, Borenstein E, Ochman H, Moeller A, B Finlay B, Kong HH, Gordon JI, Nelson KE, Dabbagh K, Smith H
JournalPLoS biology
Volume13
Paginatione1002050
Date Published2015 Jan
ISSN1545-7885
AbstractThe development of high-throughput sequencing technologies has transformed our capacity to investigate the composition and dynamics of the microbial communities that populate diverse habitats. Over the past decade, these advances have yielded an avalanche of metagenomic data. The current stage of "van Leeuwenhoek"-like cataloguing, as well as functional analyses, will likely accelerate as DNA and RNA sequencing, plus protein and metabolic profiling capacities and computational tools, continue to improve. However, it is time to consider: what’s next for microbiome research? The short pieces included here briefly consider the challenges and opportunities awaiting microbiome research.
DOI10.1371/journal.pbio.1002050

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