Metagenomics

Metagenomics is the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples. The broad field may also be referred to as environmental genomics, ecogenomics or community genomics. While traditional microbiology and microbial genome sequencing and genomics rely upon cultivated clonal cultures, early environmental gene sequencing clon...
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metagenomics

metagenomics (Environmental Genomics, Community Genomics) 1. The study of the collective genomes of microorganisms (as opposed to clonal cultures). 2. The study of genomes recovered from environmental samples as opposed to getting them from clonal cultures. The technique is to clone DNA in large fragments directly from the microorganism's envir......
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