Microorganisms comprise the greatest genetic diversity in the natural ecosystem, and characterization of these microbes is an essential step towards discovering novel products or understanding complex biological mechanisms. The advancement of metagenomics coupled with the introduction of high-throughput, cost-effective NGS technology has expanded the possibilities of microbial research in various biological systems. In addition to traditional culture and biochemical characteristics, omics approaches (metagenomics, metaproteomics, and metatranscriptomics) are useful for analyzing complete microbial communities and their functional attributes in various environments.
Metagenomics and Microbial Ecology: Techniques and Applications explores the most recent advances in metagenomics research in the landscape of next-generation sequencing technologies. This book also describes how advances in sequencing technologies are used to study invisible microbes as well as the relationships between microorganisms in their respective environments.
- Covers a wide range of concepts, investigations, and technological advancement in metagenomics at the global level.
- Highlights the novel and recent approaches to analyze microbial diversity and its functional attributes.
- Features a range of chapters that present an introduction to the field and functional insight into various ecosystems.
Section-I: An Overview of Metagenomics
Principles and analysis of Metagenomics data
Arun Rawat; P. Singh; S. Al Khodor
Section-II: Metagenomics tools to access microbial diversity
Metagenomics tools for taxonomic annotation
Alma Delia Nicolás Morales, Nohemí Gabriela Cortez Lopez, Sara Cuadros Orellana, Natividad Castro Alarcón, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, María del Rayo Sánchez Carbente, Ramon Alberto Batista García, Yordanis Pérez-Llano
Section-III: Metagenomics of extreme environments
Metagenomic insights into Microbial communities of desert ecosystems
Satish Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, G.C. Wakchaure, Kamlesh K. Meena, Mahesh Kumar, Ajay Kumar Singh, Ajinath Shridhar Dukare and Jagadish Rane
Metagenomic approaches in elucadation of halophiles in coastal area
Jamseel Moopantakath, Madangchanok Imchen, Athira CH, and Ranjith Kumavath
Metagenome assembly for functional diversity associated with Xenobiotic degradation
Ashok Kumar Sharma and Vinay Shankar Dubey
Section-IV: Metagenomics of various ecotypes
Earthworm gut microbiome: The uncharted microbiome
Rashi Miglani, Amrita Kumari Panda, Monu Bala, Jyoti Upadhyay, Nagma Parveen, Ankit Kumar and Satpal Singh Bisht
Metagenomics of pollen borne microbes and gut microbiota of honey bee
Sampat Ghosh, Saeed Mohamadzade Namin, Chueui Jung
Hugo G. Castelán-Sánchez, Xiaolong Liang, María del Rayo Sánchez-Carbente, Sonia Dávila-Ramos
Fresh water Metagenomics: Overall scenario
D. Patel and P. Chunarkar Patil
Microbiomes and Microbial Ecology in Rice Ecosystems
Arabinda Mahanty, Srikanta Lenka, Raghu S, Amrita Kumari Panda
Understanding the Ecosystem Services of Microbes: It’s a small world after all
Joystu Dutta, Tirthankar Sen and Abhijit Mitra
Commercial exploitation of microbial communal services to enrich plant microbiome
Harikrishnan A, Ramasamy Shanmugavalli, Oshin K, Veena V