Biopolym. Cell. 2008; 24(3):199-211.
Metagenomic analysis for microbial ecology and biotechnology
1Ovcharenko L. P., 1Kozyrovska N. O.
  1. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine
    150, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680


Metagenomics studies the collective genomes of the environmental microorganisms using methods of molecular genetics, bioinformatics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Methagenomic analysis gives a possibilitity to reconstract microbial communities, including unculturable microorganisms of practically all ecosystems, to define their functions, interrelationship with macroorganisms etc. In the neasrest time a search for novel genes for biotechnology and pharmaceutic industry will be a key event.
Keywords: metagenomics, collective of microorganisms, microbial ecology


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