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Metagenomics for Gut Microbes

Edited by Ranjith Kumavath

Central University of Kerala, India

This book focuses on metagenomics for gut microbiomes. The host is deprived of various benefits derived from the numerous gut microbes for food metabolism and health. However, polysaccharides such as cellulose, xylans, resistant starch, and inulin that are found in vegetables in our diet are digested by certain species that colonize the intestines. In contrast, metagenomic studies that reiterate microbiome intrinsic factors from particular communities and lifestyles and are extremely important for bacterial communities traveling over a long distance have entered a new era. Predominantly to understand the behavior of organisms and their action in a host, next-generation sequencing will provide a new insight into analyzing the livestock industry, agriculture, and human health risks and will consider for future development novel therapies for various diseases through identification of advanced tools. Hence, the book will give more precise information on the role of gut microbiomes in the host.

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Metagenomics for Gut MicrobesEdited by Ranjith Kumavath

Published: May 9th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68370

ISBN: 978-1-78923-111-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-110-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-312-3

Copyright year: 2018

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5719 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Metagenomics of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gut Microbiome

By Madangchanok Imchen and Ranjith Kumavath


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2. Potential Applications and Challenges of Metagenomics in Human Viral Infections

By Prudhvi Lal Bhukya and Renuka Nawadkar


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3. Public Health Implications of Intestinal Microbiota in Migratory Birds

By Takehiko Kenzaka and Katsuji Tani


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4. Metagenomic Approaches for Investigating the Role of the Microbiome in Gut Health and Inflammatory Diseases

By Rodrigo Carvalho, Fillipe Carmo, Sara Heloisa, Barbara Cordeiro, Aline Vaz, Enrico Gimenez, Luis Goulart, Aristóteles Góes-Neto, Yves Le Loir, Gwénaël Jan and Vasco Azevedo


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5. The Microbiome of Spodoptera littoralis: Development, Control and Adaptation to the Insect Host

By Tilottama Mazumdar, Beng-Soon Teh and Wilhelm Boland


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