Where next for microbiome research?

Waldor, Matthew K., Tyson, Gene, Borenstein, Elhanan, Ochman, Howard, Moeller, Andrew, Finlay, Brett B., Kong, Hedi H., Gordon, Jeffrey I., Nelson, Karen E., Dabbagh, Karim and Smith, Hamilton (2015) Where next for microbiome research?. PLoS Biology, 13 1: 1-9. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002050

Author Waldor, Matthew K.
Tyson, Gene
Borenstein, Elhanan
Ochman, Howard
Moeller, Andrew
Finlay, Brett B.
Kong, Hedi H.
Gordon, Jeffrey I.
Nelson, Karen E.
Dabbagh, Karim
Smith, Hamilton
Title Where next for microbiome research?
Journal name PLoS Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1545-7885
Publication date 2015-01-20
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002050
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Place of publication San Francisco, CA United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Language eng
Subject 2800 Neuroscience
1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
2400 Immunology and Microbiology
1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Abstract The development of high-throughput sequencing technologies has transformed our capacity to investigate the composition and dynamics of the microbial communities that populate diverse habitats. Over the past decade, these advances have yielded an avalanche of metagenomic data. The current stage of “van Leeuwenhoek”–like cataloguing, as well as functional analyses, will likely accelerate as DNA and RNA sequencing, plus protein and metabolic profiling capacities and computational tools, continue to improve. However, it is time to consider: what’s next for microbiome research? The short pieces included here briefly consider the challenges and opportunities awaiting microbiome research.
Keyword Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID DP2 AT007802
R37 AI042347
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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