Human genetics, gut microbiome and evolution.

I have never made a big secret of my passion for microbiota biology. The interaction between microbial communities and host organism is definitely one of the best topics to take stock of  the amazing complexity of biological systems. In fact, I have already discussed about some possible applications for theoretical biology in this field, and introduced … Continue reading Human genetics, gut microbiome and evolution.

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Metagenomics: exploring the Phyloseq package

Sometimes, I wonder if our limited ability to cultivate bacterial species represented an advantage. In fact, this lack has boosted the development of methods for the analysis of environmental samples, and the question is what would have happened if we had the chance to grow each species, would we have been able to understand the complexity of microbial communities, … Continue reading Metagenomics: exploring the Phyloseq package