Lineage specific gene family enrichment at the microscale in marine systems

TitleLineage specific gene family enrichment at the microscale in marine systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAllen A.E, Allen L.Z, McCrow J.P
JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
Date Published2013/10
Type of ArticleReview
ISBN Number1369-5274
Accession NumberWOS:000327923800012
Keywordsalteromonas-macleodii; coastal bacterioplankton; large dna viruses; microbial assemblages; ocean sampling expedition; phytoplankton bloom; sargasso sea; sea hydrothermal plume; single-cell genomics; targeted metagenomics

Recent advances in metagenomics have generated numerous insights related to the cell biology, ecology, evolution, and biogeochemistry of microbial life in the ocean. Notably, advances in single cell genomics (SCG), fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) capture of specific populations and metagenomic assembly are providing valuable information related to within and between lineage genomic content. Improved reference genome databases have assisted biogeographic studies of particular taxa, including in some cases different ecotypes. Several studies targeting picoplankton, associated with various particle size classes, have begun to define contrasting trends in gene family evolution between free-living compared to particle associated microbes. Also viruses and eukaryotic microbes are increasingly considered in metagenomic studies and specific associations between viruses, bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotic microbes are emerging.

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