Challenges and perspectives of metaproteomic data analysis.
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In nature microorganisms live in complex microbial communities. Comprehensive taxonomic and functional knowledge about microbial communities supports medical and technical application such as fecal diagnostics as well as operation of biogas plants or waste water treatment plants. Furthermore, microbial communities are crucial for the global carbon and nitrogen cycle in soil and in the ocean. Among the methods available for investigation of microbial communities, metaproteomics can approximate the activity of microorganisms by investigating the protein content of a sample. Although metaproteomics is a very powerful method, issues within the bioinformatic evaluation impede its success. In particular, construction of databases for protein identification, grouping of redundant proteins as well as taxonomic and functional annotation pose big challenges. Furthermore, growing amounts of data within a metaproteomics study require dedicated algorithms and software. This review summariz.....
JournalJournal of Biotechnology
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Microbe biomass and diversity
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CitationHeyer, R.; Schallert, K,; Zoun, R.; Becher, B.; Saake, G. and Benndorf, D. (2017) Challenges and perspectives of metaproteomic data analysis. Journal of Biotechnology, 261, pp. 24-36. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiotec.2017.06.1201.
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