September 6, 2011

« [Metagenomics] represents a departure from reductionist studies that call for the analysis of individual organisms and their responses to limited types of stimuli. Instead, system level thinking requires that organisms be examined as integral members of the larger communities and of the environments to which they belong and that the functional properties of such communities be elucidated. »
~ “What’s in the mix: phylogenetic classification of metagenome sequence samples”. A.C. McHardy and I. Rigoutsos. Current Opinion in Microbiology 2007, 10:499–503.

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