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

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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.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
08 University Research Priority Programs > Systems Biology / Functional Genomics
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:2007
Deposited On:09 Jul 2010 15:52
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 18:22
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
ISSN:0036-8075
Publisher DOI:10.1126/science.1133420
PubMed ID:17272687
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 147
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 156

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