EcoFABs: advancing microbiome science through standardized fabricated ecosystems

Karsten Zengler, Kirsten Hofmockel, Nitin S. Baliga, Scott W. Behie, Hans C. Bernstein, James B. Brown, José R. Dinneny, Sheri A. Floge, Samuel P. Forry, Matthias Hess, Scott A. Jackson, Christer Jansson, Stephen R. Lindemann, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Costas D. Maranas, Ophelia S. Venturelli, Matthew D. Wallenstein, Elizabeth A. Shank, Trent R. Northen

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Abstract

Microbiomes play critical roles in ecosystems and human health, yet in most cases scientists lack standardized and reproducible model microbial communities. The development of fabricated microbial ecosystems, which we term EcoFABs, will provide such model systems for microbiome studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages5
JournalNature methods
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
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Zengler, K., Hofmockel, K., Baliga, N. S., Behie, S. W., Bernstein, H. C., Brown, J. B., ... Northen, T. R. (2019). EcoFABs: advancing microbiome science through standardized fabricated ecosystems. Nature methods, 16(7), 567-571. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-019-0465-0
Zengler, Karsten ; Hofmockel, Kirsten ; Baliga, Nitin S. ; Behie, Scott W. ; Bernstein, Hans C. ; Brown, James B. ; Dinneny, José R. ; Floge, Sheri A. ; Forry, Samuel P. ; Hess, Matthias ; Jackson, Scott A. ; Jansson, Christer ; Lindemann, Stephen R. ; Pett-Ridge, Jennifer ; Maranas, Costas D. ; Venturelli, Ophelia S. ; Wallenstein, Matthew D. ; Shank, Elizabeth A. ; Northen, Trent R. / EcoFABs : advancing microbiome science through standardized fabricated ecosystems. In: Nature methods. 2019 ; Vol. 16, No. 7. pp. 567-571.
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In: Nature methods, Vol. 16, No. 7, 01.07.2019, p. 567-571.

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Zengler K, Hofmockel K, Baliga NS, Behie SW, Bernstein HC, Brown JB et al. EcoFABs: advancing microbiome science through standardized fabricated ecosystems. Nature methods. 2019 Jul 1;16(7):567-571. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-019-0465-0