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Introduction

 

Environmental Genomics at NEERI is an extension of microbial genome projects.

It considers the existence, interaction, and survival of different gene pools with reference to each other in complex ecosystems. Approaches due to monitoring tools with versatile computer modeling and simulation techniques have provided a more holistic view of the interrelated aspects of environmental systems.  Complexity of these systems can be understood in terms of its basic processes, i.e., physical, and chemical; and now its relevance being supplemented to biological processes, mainly due to advances in genomics studies.

 

The energy flow and carbon transport in environmental systems is driven by microbial power, whose information is stored in DNA sequences, and with their organizational structure is considered as genes. At molecular level, environmental genomics is the study of structure, function, and interaction of the different gene pools, which are the constituents of the biogeochemical cycles of different components of the ecosystem. The broad area of this research essentially covers the study of either of the environmental factors, which can influence any life form including humans, plants, animals, and microorganisms .

 

The Institute is involved in R&D studies related to the existence, interaction, and survival of different gene pools with reference to each other in complex ecosystems.  Monitoring tools with versatile computer modelling and simulation techniques have enabled the Institute to understand and explore a more holistic view of the interrelated aspects of environmental systems.  At molecular level, the Institute carries out the study of structure, function, and interaction of the different gene pools, which are the constituents of the biogeochemical cycles of different components of the ecosystem. The Institute covers the study of either of the environmental factors, which can influence any life form including humans, plants, animals, and microorganisms.