Functional metagenomics to study antibiotic resistance

Manish Boolchandani, Sanket Patel, Gautam Dantas

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The construction and screening of metagenomic expression libraries has great potential to identify novel genes and their functions. Here, we describe metagenomic library preparation from fecal DNA, screening of libraries for antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), massively parallel DNA sequencing of the enriched DNA fragments, and a computational pipeline for high-throughput assembly and annotation of functionally selected DNA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages23
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Antibiotic resistance genes
  • Functional metagenomics
  • Functional selections
  • High-throughput assembly
  • Massively parallel DNA sequencing
  • Profile HMM-based annotation
  • Resfams
  • Resistome

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    Boolchandani, M., Patel, S., & Dantas, G. (2017). Functional metagenomics to study antibiotic resistance. In Methods in Molecular Biology (pp. 307-329). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 1520). Humana Press Inc..