Microbial community proteomics: elucidating the catalysts and metabolic mechanisms that drive the Earth's biogeochemical cycles

Wilmes, Paul and Bond, Philip L. (2009) Microbial community proteomics: elucidating the catalysts and metabolic mechanisms that drive the Earth's biogeochemical cycles. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 12 3: 310-317. doi:10.1016/j.mib.2009.03.004


Author Wilmes, Paul
Bond, Philip L.
Title Microbial community proteomics: elucidating the catalysts and metabolic mechanisms that drive the Earth's biogeochemical cycles
Journal name Current Opinion in Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1369-5274
Publication date 2009-06
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mib.2009.03.004
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 310
End page 317
Total pages 8
Editor Julian Davies
Pascale Cossart
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract Molecular techniques are providing unprecedented insights into the organismal and functional make-up of natural microbial consortia. Apart from nucleic acid based approaches, community proteomics has the potential to provide a high-resolution representation of genotypic and phenotypic traits of distinct community members. With the recent availability of extensive genomic sequences from different microbial ecosystems, community proteomics has thus far been applied to activated sludge, acid mine drainage biofilms, freshwater and seawater, soil, symbiotic communities, and gut microbiota. Although these studies differ considerably in the depth of coverage of their respective protein complements, they highlight the power of community proteomics in providing a conclusive link between community composition, physilogy, function, interaction, ecology, and evolution.
Keyword molecular techniques
community proteomics
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