Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

  • Trevor C. Charles
  • Mark R. Liles
  • Angela Sessitsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jiujun Cheng, Kathy N. Lam, Katja Engel, Michael Hall, Josh D. Neufeld, Trevor C. Charles
    Pages 1-11
  3. Sina Beier, Rewati Tappu, Daniel H. Huson
    Pages 65-74
  4. Luana de Fátima Alves, Rafael Silva-Rocha, María-Eugenia Guazzaroni
    Pages 75-94
  5. Wesley Williams, Marla Trindade
    Pages 95-117
  6. Marcela Hernández, Josh D. Neufeld, Marc G. Dumont
    Pages 139-150
  7. Adina Howe, Fan Yang, Qingpeng Zhang
    Pages 151-159
  8. Alexandra S. Tauzin, Elisabeth Laville, Davide Cecchini, Hervé M. Blottière, Marion Leclerc, Joël Doré et al.
    Pages 161-178
  9. G. Brader, E. Corretto, A. Sessitsch
    Pages 179-200
  10. David A. Mead, Scott Monsma, Baigen Mei, Krishne Gowda, Michael Lodes, Thomas W. Schoenfeld
    Pages 217-242

About this book


In this book, the latest tools available for functional metagenomics research are described.This research enables scientists to directly access the genomes from diverse microbial genomes at one time and study these “metagenomes”. Using the modern tools of genome sequencing and cloning, researchers have now been able to harness this astounding metagenomic diversity to understand and exploit the diverse functions of microorganisms. Leading scientists from around the world demonstrate how these approaches have been applied in many different settings, including aquatic and terrestrial habitats, microbiomes, and many more environments. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing microbiologists with a summary of the latest functional metagenomics literature on all specific habitat


environmental genomics metagenome metagenomics microbiome industrial microbiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Trevor C. Charles
    • 1
  • Mark R. Liles
    • 2
  • Angela Sessitsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of Waterloo WaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesAuburn University AuburnUSA
  3. 3.BiorescourcesAIT Austrian Institute of Technology BiorescourcesTullnAustria

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