Applying “-omics” Data in Marine Microbial Oceanography
Merging Complex “-omic” Data and Computational Ecosystem Models; Miami, Florida, 6–7 March 2013
Article first published online: 2 JUL 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 27, page 241, 2 July 2013
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Due to biotechnological advances and the ever-decreasing cost of sequencing in recent years, there has been a major shift in microbial oceanography to include data on the sequences of genes, gene transcripts, and proteins from environmentally relevant organisms and naturally occurring mixed communities in studies of marine ecosystems. This research area is collectively called “-omics,” referring to genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics of individual organisms and metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and metaproteomics of mixed communities. These data provide information about how organisms interact with their environment.