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Assessing Species Diversity Using Metavirome Data: Methods and Challenges

Herath, Damayanthi; Jayasundara, Duleepa; Ackland, David; Saeed, Isaam; Tang, Sen-Lin; Halgamuge, Saman


Assessing biodiversity is an important step in the study of microbial ecology associated with a given environment. Multiple indices have been used to quantify species diversity, which is a key biodiversity measure. Measuring species diversity of viruses in different environments remains a challenge relative to measuring the diversity of other microbial communities. Metagenomics has played an important role in elucidating viral diversity by conducting metavirome studies; however, metavirome data...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Computational and structural biotechnology journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.csbj.2017.09.001
Access Rights: Open Access


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