Open Metagenomics Highlight: Comparative Analysis of Human Gut Microbiota by Barcoded Pyrosequencing

OK – it is not quite metagenomics, but there is new paper in PLoS One worth looking at if you study uncultured organisms. This paper (Comparative Analysis of Human Gut Microbiota by Barcoded Pyrosequencing) reports on a slightly new twist in carrying out deep rRNA surveys of uncultured microbes using one of the “next” generation sequencing methods.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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