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The Brazilian Microbiome covers terrestrial, aquatic and host-associated microbiomes unveiling biological and technical aspects of research. Brazil is recognized as one of the most mega-diverse countries, but its microbial functional and taxonomic diversity is still considered unexplored. Several groups are studying microbial biodiversity in various environments such as oceanic islands, seas and oceans, mangroves, or microorganisms that interact with animals, plants, and other organisms.
Chapter 1 The Brazilian Microbiome Project
Chapter 2 Plant Microbiome: Composition and Functions in Plant Compartments
Chapter 3 The Microbiome of Brazilian Soils
Chapter 4 Microbiomes Associated with Animals: Implications for Livestock and Animal Production
Chapter 5 Human Microbiome of Brazil
Chapter 6 Bioprospecting Studies: Transforming the Natural Genetic Heritage into Biotechnological Richness
Chapter 7 Bioinformatics for Microbiome Research: Concepts, Strategies and Advances
Dr Victor Pylro is a microbial ecologist specialized in soil microbiology. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences at Federal University of Ouro Preto (Brazil) in 2008, and holds a Master and a PhD degrees in Agricultural Microbiology from Vicosa Federal University (Brazil). He is one of the pioneers of the Brazilian Microbiome Project (BMP). Dr. Victor Pylro works closely to several Brazilian and International researchers and companies technicians in order to standardize methods and protocols to be adopted by the BMP. Also, he is the coordinator of the Committee of Knowledge Transfer of the Brazilian National Institute of Science and Technology: Microbiome, which is dedicated to formation of human resources and the transfer of knowledge to society by developing activities aimed at overcoming educational challenges in Brazil. Currently, he is a Research Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory/Institute of Genomics 3 and Systems Biology, where he focuses his efforts to assemble the database and associated data analyses tools for the BMP.
Dr Luiz Roesch is graduated in Agronomy at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and holds a Master's and a PhD degrees in Soil Sciences with emphasis in Microbiology and Biochemist of Soil from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. From 2007 to 2009 he worked at University of Florida as Senior Biological Scientist and is currently a Professor at Federal University of Pampa (Unipamba, Brazil). His work is devoted to study microbial community dynamics in ecosystems. His expertises include next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and microbial ecology.