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(used with a sing. verb) The study of the structure and function of nucleotide sequences isolated directly from an environmental sample, especially of a community of microorganisms.

met′a·ge·nom′ic adj.
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Ravel, a leading scientist in the NIH's Human Microbiome Project, said that while the research started with metagenomic sequencing to generate large comparative data sets, it can now translate its findings into safe and effective treatments for widespread conditions that stigmatize and devastate millions of women each year.
Lung and kidney tissue from 2 dead saiga antelopes (Table 2) were tested for 16S bacterial diversity by using a 16S metagenomic sequencing protocol developed by the Institute of Microbiology and Virology in Almaty (Figure 2).
Individual projects include" DnA_Design and Architecture's Bamboo Theater; Open Agriculture Initiative's Personal Food Computers; Warka Water's Warka Water Tower; Sam Van Aken's Tree of 40 Fruit; the ODIN's DIY Bacterial Gene Engineering CRISPR Kit; Michael Strano and Sheila Kennedy's Nanobionic Light-Emitting Plants; MASS Design Group's Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture; Stamen Design's Metagenomic Data Visualization for the Banfield Lab; Modern Meadow's Zoa; Cave Architects' Anthropocene Museum and Kim Albrecht's Visualizing the Cosmic Web.
In addition to identifying correlations of these factors with abdominal pain, they generated a highly accurate classifier using metagenomic and metabolic markers that distinguish children with IBS from healthy controls with 80 percent or greater accuracy.
They utilized metagenomic tools and culturing to study fungal and bacterial concentrations in the ocean and air before and after fog, rain, and high-wind events around two of the world's particularly foggy locations: Southport Island, Maine, and the Namib Desert in Namibia.
Additionally, unpublished data from our previous metagenomic analysis that reflect the diversity of Actinobacteria in the studied habitat were presented.
Meanwhile, Taft and her team used metagenomic sequencing to analyse 31 stool samples collected at a few weeks of age from infants in Bangladesh, as well as 15 samples from the same population collected when infants were two-years-old.
Another type of NGS being used for infection testing is deep shot-gun metagenomic sequencing.
Towards standards for human fecal sample processing in metagenomic studies.
KARACHI:The first metagenomic study report on characterization of bacterial communities in drinking water supply
KARACHI: The first metagenomic study report on characterization of bacterial communities in drinking water supply system of mega city Karachi has published in an international research journal recently which has been prepared by Prof.