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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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The LifeKit Prevent Test deploys patented metagenomics technologies to identify and analyse microbial DNA and RNA biomarkers that are associated with neoplasia in the lower gastrointestinal tract.
Kintai is focused on metagenomics and metabolomics, analyzing patient samples through its multi-omics technology and proprietary machine learning algorithms to elucidate relationships between the gut microbiome and cancer.
He said that under the project of Metagenomics of Mosquitoes Vector, eight species of mosquitoes were identified form the selected districts.
Metabolomics and metagenomics are two scientific disciplines that are barely twenty years old.
Her research interests include novel and emerging viruses, metagenomics, and high-throughput sequencing.
Microbial Ecology: Current Advances from Genomics, Metagenomics and Other Omics
Titled 'Global monitoring of antimicrobial resistance based on metagenomics analyses of urban sewage', the paper is published in the Nature CommuAnications journal.
metagenomics studies or studies of genetic material recovered directly
Contrary to data from traditional methods of analysis, raw data from metagenomics studies - or studies of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples - can be reused to examine other problems.
"Using metagenomics [the analysis of genetic material] to reconstruct bacterial genomes is a bit like reconstructing hundreds of puzzles after mixing all the pieces together, without knowing what the final image is meant to look like, and after completely removing a few pieces from the mix just to make it that bit harder, " he continues.
[USPRwire, Thu Dec 27 2018] The expanding database of Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) has been recently updated by the addition of a new study which is titled as " Global Metagenomics Market key Insights Based on Product Type, End-use and Regional Demand Till 2028 ".