Tag Archives: metagenomics

“Disease-specific alterations in the enteric virome in inflammatory bowel disease” [Norman et al, 2015]

Is IBD going viral? Pursuant to last month’s journal club discussion on the importance of examining the fungal mycobiome, a closer look at the intestinal virome seemed like the logical next step. Eukaryotic viruses have the ability to interact with IBD risk … Continue reading

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Sequencing genomes from metagenomic samples

Next week we’re going to switch gears a bit to examine a brand new publication concerning the ability to sequence genomes of low-abundant organisms from large metagenomic samples.  We’ll give a general overview of the methods used, examine the results, … Continue reading

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Next paper – Functional aspects of the human microbiome

Thursday April 14th Michell Pinto from the Surette lab will be presenting “Functional metagenomics to mine the human gut microbiome for dietary fiber catabolic enzymes” Genome Res. 2010. 20: 1605-1612 by French groups at INRA, CNRS and Universite de Toulouse. … Continue reading

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