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DOI 10.1002/pmic.201500305
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Title (Primary) Enhancing metaproteomics—The value of models and defined environmental microbial systems
Author Herbst, F.-A.; Lünsmann, V.; Kjeldal, H.; Jehmlich, N. ORCID logo ; Tholey, A.; von Bergen, M.; Nielsen, J.L.; Hettich, R.L.; Seifert, J.; Nielsen, P.H.
Source Titel Proteomics
Year 2016
Department MOLSYB
Volume 16
Issue 5
Page From 783
Page To 798
Language englisch
Keywords Community proteomics; Metaproteomics; Microbiology; Microbiota; Model systems
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Abstract Metaproteomics—the large-scale characterization of the entire protein complement of environmental microbiota at a given point in time—has provided new features to study complex microbial communities in order to unravel these “black boxes.” New technical challenges arose that were not an issue for classical proteome analytics before that could be tackled by the application of different model systems. Here, we review different current and future model systems for metaproteome analysis. Following a short introduction to microbial communities and metaproteomics, we introduce model systems for clinical and biotechnological research questions including acid mine drainage, anaerobic digesters, and activated sludge. Model systems are useful to evaluate the challenges encountered within (but not limited to) metaproteomics, including species complexity and coverage, biomass availability, or reliable protein extraction. The implementation of model systems can be considered as a step forward to better understand microbial community responses and ecological functions of single member organisms. In the future, improvements are necessary to fully explore complex environmental systems by metaproteomics.
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Herbst, F.-A., Lünsmann, V., Kjeldal, H., Jehmlich, N., Tholey, A., von Bergen, M., Nielsen, J.L., Hettich, R.L., Seifert, J., Nielsen, P.H. (2016):
Enhancing metaproteomics—The value of models and defined environmental microbial systems
Proteomics 16 (5), 783 - 798 10.1002/pmic.201500305