Tag Archives: metagenomics

Data, data everywhere and another tool to use: Taxonomer, a web-tool for metagenomics data analysis

Because sequencing. With all the affordable genome and metagenome sequencing available, we’ve reached an unprecedented point at which we can profile microbial communities more accurately than ever before. For this reason, it’s essential to develop efficient methods for data analysis. … Continue reading

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New branches on the tree of life

(Trees from Darwin (1837), Haeckel (1866), and Woese (1990)) We’ve come quite a long way since Darwin sketched out his tree in 1837 connecting, with branch tips representing animals and microbes currently in existence and branches and trunks their ancestors. … Continue reading

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The dangers of not thinking about the relics

No, I’m not talking about Saint Erik’s skull from his beheading in 1160, which (as it turns out) might just be real. A hot topic in microbiology is a different kind of relic. Amazing developments in microbial ecology in recent years … Continue reading

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Making heatmaps with R for microbiome analysis

Arianne Albert is the Biostatistician for the Women’s Health Research Institute at the British Columbia Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. She earned a PhD from the University of British Columbia under the tutelage of Dolph Schluter before branching off into … Continue reading

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