Introduction

Chapter
Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Abstract

Microorganisms, comprising bacteria, archaea and unicellular eukaryotes, are key components of all ecosystems on earth. Their tremendous phylogenetic, ecological and functional diversity is so far only insufficiently understood. Although genome sequencing has within the last two decades enormously advanced the investigation of microbes, microbial genomes have mainly been sequenced from DNA obtained from well-characterized, pure lab cultures.

Keywords

Obesity Methane Arthritis Citrate Tryptophane 

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Österreichisches ForschungsinstitutOSGKWienAustria

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