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Functional metagenomics and microbial community structure analysis of Indian hot springs

N. Rawat, P. Kumari, G.K. Joshi

Department of Zoology & Biotechnology, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand, India

Abstract

Hot springs are the high temperature environments that serve as the ideal habitats for a number of thermophilic microorganisms. Exploration of microbial communities of these environments has both basic and applied aspects. The limit of the traditional culture based methods to access microbial world has now been extended many folds by the culture-independent approach of metagenomics. World over metagenomic studies of hot springs have resulted in the identification of several novel prokaryotic life forms as well gene(s) of immense industrial applications. There are several thermal springs located within the territorial boundary of India and quite a few of them have been explored for metagenomic investigations as well. This review describes community structure elucidation as well as functional gene identification in the community genome of some hot springs in India.

Indian hot springs; metagenomics; community structure; functional genes

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https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2018.191220

Received: 05.05.2017

Revised: 18.06.2017

Accepted: 20.07.2017

First Online: 20.06. 2018

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2018.191220

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