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Oral Biosciences & Medicine

Edited by Birgitte Nauntofte, Jesper Reibel. Peter A. Reichart, Jim Sciubba, and Joanna M. Zakrzewska

Official publication of the European Society for Oral Laser Applications

ISSN 1742-3287

Oral Biosciences & Medicine

Year 2005
Volume 2 , Issue 2

Pages: 191 - 194

Comparative Microbial Genomics

Duncan, Margaret J.

A brief overview of microbial genome sequencing is followed by an update on new directions in the field. Interesting facets of individual oral bacterial genomes are described, together with a discussion of how genome information is being exploited to understand gene expression and regulation. The field of comparative genomics is reviewed and illustrated with examples of the mechanisms that drive the evolution of bacteria and their virulence factors.

Keywords: genomics, oral bacteria


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