Integration of genomics and proteomics into marine microbial ecology

Thomas, Torsten, Egan, Suhelen, Burg, Dominic, Ng, Charmaine, Ting, Lily and Cavicchioli, Ricardo (2007) Integration of genomics and proteomics into marine microbial ecology. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 332, 291-299. (doi:10.3354/meps332291).


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Genomics and proteomics of microorganisms are revolutionizing our understanding of marine microbial ecology. In this essay we address this by discussing (1) what microbial genome resources are available for marine ecologists, (2) how single-organism genomics and proteomics have revealed new microbial functions in the marine ecosystem, and (3) how the integration of metagenomics, metaproteomics and biogeochemical studies will further advance the field of marine microbial ecology. Comprehensive knowledge of the genetic blueprints, the functions and the interactions of microbial communities will provide insight into the evolution of marine ecosystems and enable rational predictions of how microbial processes will affect, and be affected by, environmental changes.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.3354/meps332291
ISSNs: 0171-8630 (print)
1616-1599 (electronic)
Keywords: environmental genomics, metagenomics, metaproteomics, proteomics, marine ecology, marine microbiology
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions : Faculty of Medicine > Biomedical Research Facility
Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences > Biological Sciences > Molecular & Cellular
ePrint ID: 338915
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
5 March 2007Published
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 12:41
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:28

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