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Soil Metagenomics: Unculturable Microbial Diversity and Its Function

  • Deep Chandra Suyal
  • Divya Joshi
  • Prasen Debbarma
  • Ravindra Soni
  • Biplab Das
  • Reeta Goel
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Abstract

Microbes are integral and essential part of life. Each living form on this Earth has its closely linked microbial component that affects the structure and function of respective flora or fauna. Nevertheless, all biogeochemical cycles and other natural processes are incomplete without microbial intervention. Therefore, microbial identification and characterization is very essential to explore the full potential of the microorganisms. Further, in view of the great plate count anomaly and biased isolation technologies; metagenomics offers a bypass method to access the hidden treasure of the microbial world. With such technology in hand, it is possible to analyze and interpret the interaction and cooperation between natural cycles and human activities that together shape the future of this planet.

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Acknowledgements

This work is funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) Grant No. YSS/2015/001214 to DCS. First author (DCS) acknowledge SERB fellowship under young scientist scheme during the course of this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deep Chandra Suyal
    • 1
  • Divya Joshi
    • 1
  • Prasen Debbarma
    • 1
  • Ravindra Soni
    • 2
  • Biplab Das
    • 2
  • Reeta Goel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyCBSH, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and TechnologyPantnagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural Microbiology, College of AgricultureIndira Gandhi Krishi VishwavidyalayaRaipurIndia

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