Development of Microbiome Biobanks – Challenges and Opportunities

M. J. Ryan, M. Schloter, G. Berg, T. Kostic, L. L. Kinkel, K. Eversole, J. A. Macklin, B. Schelkle, M. Kazou, I. Sarand, B. K. Singh, D. Fischer, E. Maguin, I. Ferrocino, N. Lima, R. S. McClure, T. C. Charles, R. S.C. de Souza, G. S. Kiran, H. L. KrugJ. Taffner, H. Roume, J. Selvin, D. Smith, D. Rybakova, A. Sessitsch

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The microbiome research field is rapidly evolving, but the required biobanking infrastructure is currently fragmented and not prepared for the biobanking of microbiomes. The rapid advancement of technologies requires an urgent assessment of how biobanks can underpin research by preserving microbiome samples and their functional potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2021

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  • biobanks
  • cryopreservation
  • metagenomics
  • microbiome


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