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Biodiversity and ecology of microorganisms

Microorganisms are present in virtually every part of the environment and within animal intestinal tissues of living organisms, where they can have a great influence on the state of the host and the environment in myriad ways.

DNA and RNA analyzes of microbial nucleotides collected from these environments provide a great opportunity to investigate the role and ecology of these organisms and gain greater understanding of their metabolism, function and evolutionary kinship.