An invitation to the marriage of metagenomics and metabolomics.

TitleAn invitation to the marriage of metagenomics and metabolomics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsTurnbaugh, PJ, Gordon, JI
JournalCell
Volume134
Issue5
Pagination708-13
Date Published2008 Sep 5
ISSN1097-4172
KeywordsEcology, Genetics, Microbial, Genomics, Humans, Metagenome
Abstract

Metagenomics seeks to characterize the composition of microbial communities, their operations, and their dynamically coevolving relationships with the habitats they occupy without having to culture community members. Uniting metagenomics with analyses of the products of microbial community metabolism (metabolomics) will shed light on how microbial communities function in a variety of environments, including the human body.

DOI10.1016/j.cell.2008.08.025
Alternate JournalCell
PubMed ID18775300