Bioinformatics Tools for Genome Mining of Marine Associated Bacteria

Deepa S, Srikumar M

Abstract


Many of the novel bioactive compounds reported from marine organisms have originated from their microbial symbionts.  Isolation and taxonomical studies of these symbiotic microbes are essential in different aspects including the mining of novel products. Bacterial differentiation and classification are a prolonged process involving some ambiguous steps for the non-specialist group. In this context, bioinformatics tools have been used for microbial biotechnology in many ways, such as for sequencing and analyzing the genome, identifying coding sequences, computational analysis of the wet-lab data, etc. This paper provides insight into the genomic isolation techniques of microbes from marine organisms and the available bioinformatics tools.




Keywords


Microbes, Isolation techniques, Microbial taxonomy, genome sequencing, bioinformatics tools.

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