Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Editors: Charles, Trevor C., Liles, Mark R., Sessitsch, Angela (Eds.)

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  • Highlights ​latest metagenomics research 
    Provides multiple approaches for investigating metagenomes 
    Summarizes all of the functional metagenomics literature on specific habitats, such as plant, animal, and human microbiomes and more

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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 habitats.

About the authors

Trevor C. Charles is a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His general research area is bacterial molecular genetics. He has a particular interest in members of the Rhizobiales order of the Alphaproteobacteria. His research on microbial communities is directed towards functional metagenomics, which includes the design and implementation of metagenomic library screens for metabolic functions of interest. Some of the metagenome derived genes are being used to develop bacterial strains for bioproducts such as polyhydroxyalkanoate bioplastics. Dr. Charles has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers. 

Mark R. Liles is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University. As a postdoctoral scientist, Liles worked with Profs. Jo Handelsman and Robert Goodman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on developing technology for soil metagenomic research. Ongoing research in Liles’ laboratory focuses on the use of functional metagenomics for the discovery of natural products, and the use of microorganisms for the prevention of disease in aquaculture and agriculture. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Angela Sessitsch heads the Bioresources Unit of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria’s largest non-university research centre. She is an expert in plant-microbe interactions and microbiome research and ongoing research makes use of metagenomic approaches to obtain functional information of plant microbiomes. A. Sessitsch has published about 150 peer-reviewed papers.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Metagenomic Cosmid Libraries Suitable for Functional Screening in Proteobacteria

    Pages 1-11

    Cheng, Jiujun (et al.)

  • Expression Platforms for Functional Metagenomics: Emerging Technology Options Beyond Escherichia coli

    Pages 13-44

    Lewin, Anna (et al.)

  • Engineering of E. coli for Heterologous Expression of Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis Pathways Recovered from Metagenomics Libraries

    Pages 45-63

    Fang, Lei (et al.)

  • Functional Analysis in Metagenomics Using MEGAN 6

    Pages 65-74

    Beier, Sina (et al.)

  • Enhancing Metagenomic Approaches Through Synthetic Biology

    Pages 75-94

    Alves, Luana de Fátima (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications
Editors
  • Trevor C. Charles
  • Mark R. Liles
  • Angela Sessitsch
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61510-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61510-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61508-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87096-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 253
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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