The next meta-challenge for Bioinformatics

Willy Valdivia-Granda
2008 Bioinformation  
The direct sequencing of uncultivable organisms present in complex biological and environmental samples has opportunities to discover new life forms and metabolic processes. This transformational field, known as metagenomics, is generating massive amounts of molecular information that can overwhelm the performance of conventional analysis and visualization algorithms. Here, I briefly highlight some of the emerging challenges this new discipline presents to the computational biology community
more » ... point some of the opportunities to develop applications that can translate metagenomic information into biomedical, agricultural, environmental, and industrial applications.
doi:10.6026/97320630002358 pmid:18685725 pmcid:PMC2478737 fatcat:vcivjjwhcjf3leqgy4sw4qov7m