, Volume 143, Issue 2, pp 129–132

Next-generation sequencing as a powerful motor for advances in the biological and environmental sciences



Next-generation sequencing (NGS) provides unprecedented insight into (meta)genomes, (meta)transcriptomes (cDNA) and (meta)barcodes of individuals, populations and communities of Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya, as well as viruses. This special issue combines reviews and original papers reporting technical and scientific advances in genomics and transcriptomics of non-model species, as well as quantification and functional analyses of biodiversity using NGS technologies of the second and third generations. In addition, certain papers also exemplify the transition from Sanger to NGS barcodes in molecular taxonomy.


Next-generation sequencing (NGS) Rad-seq Illumina PacBio 454-Pyrosequencing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GDR3692 Génomique Environnementale, CNRSUniversité Paris-SudGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  2. 2.UMR9198, CNRS, CEA, Institut for Integrative Biology of the Cell, Saclay Plant SciencesUniversité Paris-SudGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire Evolution, Génomes, Comportement, Ecologie, UMR9191CNRS-IRD-Paris-SudGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance

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