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Analysis of 16S rRNA environmental sequences using MEGAN

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, January 2011
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Analysis of 16S rRNA environmental sequences using MEGAN
Published in
BMC Genomics, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-12-s3-s17
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Suparna Mitra, Mario Stärk, Daniel H Huson


Metagenomics is a rapidly growing field of research aimed at studying assemblages of uncultured organisms using various sequencing technologies, with the hope of understanding the true diversity of microbes, their functions, cooperation and evolution. There are two main approaches to metagenomics: amplicon sequencing, which involves PCR-targeted sequencing of a specific locus, often 16S rRNA, and random shotgun sequencing. Several tools or packages have been developed for analyzing communities using 16S rRNA sequences. Similarly, a number of tools exist for analyzing randomly sequenced DNA reads.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 3 1%
Brazil 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Estonia 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Other 7 3%
Unknown 190 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 53 25%
Researcher 41 19%
Student > Master 32 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 7%
Student > Bachelor 12 6%
Other 36 17%
Unknown 24 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 116 54%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 33 15%
Environmental Science 10 5%
Computer Science 9 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 2%
Other 11 5%
Unknown 29 14%

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