Preprint of interest: Phylogenetics and the human microbiome

Paper of potential interest to the microBEnet crowd: Phylogenetics and the human microbiome.  It is a preprint in ArXiv by Erick Matsen.  It focuses on the human microbiome but discusses the history of methods for phylogenetic analysis of microbial communities and it is quite good.  Thanks to Erick for posting this to arXiv so that people can see it before it comes out in Systematic Biology.


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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.