By Thiago Bruce Rodrigues, Amaro Emiliano Trindade Silva
This publication correlates the giant genetic range linked to environmental samples and nonetheless underexploited capability for the advance of biotechnology items. The publication issues out the opportunity of sorts of environmental samples. It provides the most features of microbial range, the most ways used for molecular characterization of the range, and useful examples of software of the exploration of the microbial variety. It provides a not-yet-explored constitution for discussing the most subject matters concerning molecular biology of environmental prokaryotes and their biotechnological applications.
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He returned to Rio de Janeiro for a PhD in genetics at the Institute of Biology, UFRJ (2011). Part of his doctorate was completed at San Diego State University (SDSU). His research interests include the molecular diversity of microorganisms as it reveals an extraordinary repertoire of functions. His PhD focused on microbial communities associated with environmental samples from biomes such as the Atlantic Rain Forest and the Abrolhos Reef Bank. His thesis received the national level CAPES Theses Award 2012 from the Ministry of Education, Brazil.
Traditionally, prokaryotic taxonomy has focused on practical aspects of identification and description, activities that have heavily relied on phenotypic comparisons, which takes into account the semblance among organisms, their morphology, energy metabolism focusing on enzymatic activities, and so on. , 2009, 2012). , 1996). In bacterial taxonomy, the advancements achieved by embracing a combination of methods in the past few decades reflect the technological developments over time. The incorporation of genotypic and phylogenetic methods to the phenotypic-based tools was named polyphasic approach (Colwell, 1970).
During this groundbreaking experience, he was involved in the research area of natural products and drug discovery, which is now his major research interest. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Amaro was a postdoctoral candidate at the University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil), under the supervision of Professors Dr. Roberto Berlinck and Dr. Fabiano Thompson. During this period, he developed skills on metagenomics, working with marine invertebrate microbiomes. With more than a dozen of articles published in scientific journals and extensive experience in the field of genetics, genomics, metagenomics, and microbial ecology, Dr.