Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Culture collections in the study of microbial diversity, importance
Authors: Sievers, Martin
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6418-1_741-4
Published in: Encyclopedia of metagenomics
Editors of the parent work: Nelson, Karen E.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISBN: 978-1-4614-6418-1
Language: English
Subjects: Identification; Microbial diversity; Culture collection; Genomics
Subject (DDC): 570: Biology
Abstract: Procaryotes, which comprise the bacterial and archaeal domains, show very high biodiversity. Over 50 different phyla including candidate phyla with cultivable species and uncultivable representatives, which are only characterized via metagenomics have been detected. Microbial strains are ubiquitous, are able to grow in extreme environments and the determination of their functions and activities in the environment is essential for our understanding of life. Culture collections can help in the cataloguing and preservation of microbial strains and their genomic DNA.
Fulltext version: Updated version
License (according to publishing contract): Not specified
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
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