Bridging the Gap between Analytical and Microbial Sciences in Microbiome Research

Journal Article
mSystems, vol. 6, iss. 5, 2021
Robert A. Quinn, Kehau A. Hagiwara, Ken Liu, Maryam Goudarzi, Wimal Pathmasiri, Lloyd W. Sumner, Thomas O. Metz, Jonathan L. Klassen
Metabolites from the microbiome influence human, animal, and environmental health, but the diversity and functional roles of these compounds have only begun to be elucidated. Comprehensively characterizing these molecules are significant challenges, as it requires expertise in analytical methods, such as mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, skills that not many traditional microbiologists or microbial ecologists possess.