A new perspective on microbial landscapes within food production.

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A new perspective on microbial landscapes within food production.

Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2016 Jan 11;37:182-189

Authors: Bokulich NA, Lewis ZT, Boundy-Mills K, Mills DA

Abstract
High-throughput, ‘next-generation’ sequencing tools offer many exciting new possibilities for food research. From investigating microbial dynamics within food fermentations to the ecosystem of the food-processing built environment, amplicon sequencing, metagenomics, and transcriptomics present novel applications for exploring microbial communities in, on, and around our foods. This review discusses the many uses of these tools for food-related and food facility-related research and highlights where they may yield nuanced insight into the microbial world of food production systems.

PMID: 26773388 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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