Improving Information Capture from Gut Microbiome Studies Through Animal-specific Reference Databases

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  • Metagenomic sequence analyses using general reference databases, mainly composed of human-relevant microbes, fail to annotate a considerable proportion of animal gut microbiome data
  • Reference databases built with animal-relevant genomes and metagenome assembled genomes (MAGs) improves microbial taxonomic and functional profile generation
  • Discover how leveraging curated animal databases provides greater insights into health, nutrition and disease