All authors contributed equally.
High-Throughput Sequencing: A Roadmap Toward Community Ecology
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2013
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Ecology and Evolution
Volume 3, Issue 4, pages 1125–1139, April 2013
How to Cite
Ecology and Evolution 2013; 3(4): 1125–1139
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 11 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 22 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 15 OCT 2012
- community ecology;
- high-throughput sequencing;
- microbial ecology
High-throughput sequencing is becoming increasingly important in microbial ecology, yet it is surprisingly under-used to generate or test biogeographic hypotheses. In this contribution, we highlight how adding these methods to the ecologist toolbox will allow the detection of new patterns, and will help our understanding of the structure and dynamics of diversity. Starting with a review of ecological questions that can be addressed, we move on to the technical and analytical issues that will benefit from an increased collaboration between different disciplines.