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Using. Metagenomics to Connect Microbial Community Biodiversity and Functions

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Author(s):
Mendes, Lucas W. ; Perez Braga, Lucas Palma ; Navarrete, Acacio A. ; de Souza, Dennis Goss ; Silva, Genivaldo G. Z. ; Tsai, Siu M.
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Review article
Source: CURRENT ISSUES IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY; v. 24, p. 103-118, 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Microbes constitute about a third of the Earth's biomass and are composed by an enormous genetic diversity. In a majority of environments the microbial communities play crucial roles for the ecosystem functioning, where a drastic biodiversity alteration or loss could lead to negative effects on the environment and sustainability. A central goal in microbiome studies is to elucidate the relation between microbial diversity to functions. A better understanding of the relation diversity-function would increase the ability to manipulate that diversity to improve plant and animal health and also setting conservation priorities. The recent advances in genomic methodologies in microbial ecology have provided means to assess highly complex communities in detail, making possible the link between diversity and the functions performed by the microbes. In this work we first explore some advances in bioinformatics tools to connect the microbial community biodiversity to their potential metabolism and after present some examples of how this information can be useful for a better understanding of the microbial role in the environment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/00251-9 - Analysis of the microbiome associated to the common bean root system
Grantee:Lucas William Mendes
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 13/22845-2 - Interactions between sugarcane soil microbiota and earthworms on straw decomposition and emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG)
Grantee:Lucas Palma Perez Braga
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/13321-7 - Taxonomic and functional microbial bio-indicators in soil under sugarcane biomass production systems
Grantee:Acacio Aparecido Navarrete
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 10/20353-7 - Analysis of microbial communities in soils under different land uses on the frontier of agricultural expansion in Southwestern Amazonia
Grantee:Lucas William Mendes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/51749-6 - Functional bioindicators for soil quality monitoring for sustainable management of sugarcane biomass production (BIOSQ)
Grantee:Tsai Siu Mui
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/03217-3 - Rhizosphere microbiome of common bean resistant to the soil pathogen Fusarium oxysporum
Grantee:Lucas William Mendes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/06077-8 - Metagenomic annotation and bioinformatics analysis applied to definition of microbial bioindicators for soil agricultural management effects in sugarcane production systems
Grantee:Acacio Aparecido Navarrete
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor