Quantitative phylogenetic assessment of microbial communities in diverse environments

von Mering, C., Hugenholtz, P., Raes, J., Tringe, S. G., Doerks, T., Jensen, L. J., Ward, N. and Bork, P. (2007) Quantitative phylogenetic assessment of microbial communities in diverse environments. Science, 315 5815: 1126-1130. doi:10.1126/science.1133420

Author von Mering, C.
Hugenholtz, P.
Raes, J.
Tringe, S. G.
Doerks, T.
Jensen, L. J.
Ward, N.
Bork, P.
Title Quantitative phylogenetic assessment of microbial communities in diverse environments
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
Publication date 2007-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1126/science.1133420
Volume 315
Issue 5815
Start page 1126
End page 1130
Total pages 5
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The taxonomic composition of environmental communities is an important indicator of their ecology and function. We used a set of protein-coding marker genes, extracted from large-scale environmental shotgun sequencing data, to provide a more direct, quantitative, and accurate picture of community composition than that provided by traditional ribosomal RNA-based approaches depending on the polymerase chain reaction. Mapping marker genes from four diverse environmental data sets onto a reference species phylogeny shows that certain communities evolve faster than others. The method also enables determination of preferred habitats for entire microbial clades and provides evidence that such habitat preferences are often remarkably stable over time.
Keyword Bacterial Diversity
Dna Extraction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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