Questions for Feb_10 - UBioMI 3210 Questions for Turnbaugh et al and SOM Science 457:480(2009 Name Yanting Wang NetID yw275 Question 1 How doe the

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UBioMI 3210 - Questions for Turnbaugh et al. and SOM, Science 457:480 (2009) Feb 10, 2011. Name: Yanting Wang NetID: yw275 Question 1: How doe the authors define the following terms: 1) Microbiota: refers to microflora (“an ensemble of microbes”) in an ecosystem usually an animal host or a single part of its body, such as intestines, mouth, vagina. Also, can be used to refer to life outside a host. The different microbiota the paper defines include those such as the microflora found in the human gut “gut microbiota” or in feces “fecal microbiota”. Answer: The all the microbes in the body or body area/part/excrement 2) Microbiome- a micro biome is the totality of microbes, their genetic elements , and environmental interactions in a defined environment. The paper defines microbiomes as the microbes in the 18 individuals sampled in the research along with the genetic elements. Answer: all the microbes in the body and their genetic components. 3) COG: Orthologs genes are genes that have diverged due to species events. Categories/Clusters of orthologous genes organizes protein sequences by
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course BIOMI 4170 taught by Professor D.bowman during the Fall '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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