Metabolomic analysis of soil communities can be used for pollution assessment

Jones, Oliver A.H.; Sdepanian, Stephanie; Lofts, Steven; Svendsen, Claus; Spurgeon, David J.; Maguire, Mahon L.; Griffin, Julian L.. 2014 Metabolomic analysis of soil communities can be used for pollution assessment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 33 (1). 61-64.

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Metabolic profiling can be used to assess the changes in biochemical profiles of soil communities living in contaminated sites. The term “community metabolomics” is proposed for the application of metabolomics techniques to the study of the entire community of a soil sample. The authors anticipate the present study to be a starting point for the use of this technique to assess how communities respond to factors such as pollution and climate change.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry
CEH Sections/Science Areas: Acreman
ISSN: 0730-7268
Additional Keywords: metabolomics, microbe, invertebrate, pollution, nuclear magnetic resonance, soil
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 28 Nov 2013 12:42 +0 (UTC)

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