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Current status and potential applications of underexplored prokaryotes

Goh, Kian Mau and Shahar, Saleha and Chan, Kok Gan and Chong, Chun Shiong and Amran, Syazwani Itri and Sani, Mohd. Helmi and Zakaria, Iffah Izzati and Kahar, Ummirul Mukminin (2019) Current status and potential applications of underexplored prokaryotes. Microorganisms, 7 (10). pp. 1-25. ISSN 2076-2607


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms7100468


Thousands of prokaryotic genera have been published, but methodological bias in the study of prokaryotes is noted. Prokaryotes that are relatively easy to isolate have been well-studied from multiple aspects. Massive quantities of experimental findings and knowledge generated from the well-known prokaryotic strains are inundating scientific publications. However, researchers may neglect or pay little attention to the uncommon prokaryotes and hard-to-cultivate microorganisms. In this review, we provide a systematic update on the discovery of underexplored culturable and unculturable prokaryotes and discuss the insights accumulated from various research efforts. Examining these neglected prokaryotes may elucidate their novelties and functions and pave the way for their industrial applications. In addition, we hope that this review will prompt the scientific community to reconsider these untapped pragmatic resources.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ichip, metagenome-assembled genome, rare microorganisms, shotgun metagenome sequencing
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
ID Code:89345
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:22 Feb 2021 14:04
Last Modified:22 Feb 2021 14:04

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