Metagenomics of the Human Body

  • Karen E. Nelson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jonathan H. Badger, Pauline C. Ng, J. Craig Venter
    Pages 1-14
  3. Sebastian Tims, Erwin G. Zoetendal, Willem M. de Vos, Michiel Kleerebezem
    Pages 15-41
  4. Matthew Haynes, Forest Rohwer
    Pages 63-77
  5. Eline S. Klaassens, Mark Morrison, Sarah K. Highlander
    Pages 79-90
  6. Brenda A. Wilson, Susan M. Thomas, Mengfei Ho
    Pages 91-115
  7. Liliana Losada, Elodie Ghedin, Alison Morris, Hong Wei Chu, William C. Nierman
    Pages 117-143
  8. Peter Mullany, Philip Warburton, Elaine Allan
    Pages 165-173
  9. Marie-France de La Cochetière, Emmanuel Montassier
    Pages 175-175
  10. Amy D. Proal, Paul J. Albert, Trevor G. Marshall
    Pages 231-275
  11. S. Dusko Ehrlich, The MetaHIT Consortium
    Pages 307-316
  12. Appolinaire Djikeng, Barbara Jones Nelson, Karen E. Nelson
    Pages 317-336
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 337-351

About this book


Metagenomics of the Human Body introduces readers to the major findings from the human genome project and at the same time presents the crossover to the human metagenome/microbiome, which we are only starting to understand through the advent of newly emerging technologies and other developments. The book brings a new perspective by combining the information gained from the human genome with that derived from parallel metagenomic studies, and new results from investigating the effects of these microbes on the host immune system. As the field of metagenomics continues to evolve, Metagenomics of the Human Body brings together leaders in the field and their unique perspectives on this topic. The authors focus on the human genome and recent developments in the fields of microbial ecology and metagenomics of the microbial species that are associated with the human body. They also discuss the enormous implications for health and disease. Metagenomics of the Human Body is ideal for scientists, clinicians, community activists, undergraduate and graduate level students, as well as ethical and legal groups associated with or interested in the issues surrounding the human genome. About the Editor Dr. Karen E. Nelson is the Director of the Rockville Campus of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) where she has been for the past 14 years. She was formerly the Director of Human Microbiology and Metagenomics in the Department of Human Genomic Medicine at the JCVI. She has authored or co-authored over 100 publications, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Microbial Ecology. She is also a standing member of the NRC Committee on Biodefense, a member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Communications Committee and a Fellow of the ASM.

Editors and affiliations

  • Karen E. Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)RockvilleUSA

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