Classification and taxonomy

Definition

The discipline of classification and taxonomy involves the grouping of organisms into categories based on different properties including size, shape and gene sequences. Classification can help to identify evolutionary relationships among organisms.

Latest Research and Reviews

  • Research |

    Profiling of 53,193 individual epithelial cells from the mouse small intestine identifies previously unknown cell subtypes and corresponding gene markers, providing insight into gut homeostasis and response to pathogens.

    • Adam L. Haber
    • , Moshe Biton
    • , Noga Rogel
    • , Rebecca H. Herbst
    • , Karthik Shekhar
    • , Christopher Smillie
    • , Grace Burgin
    • , Toni M. Delorey
    • , Michael R. Howitt
    • , Yarden Katz
    • , Itay Tirosh
    • , Semir Beyaz
    • , Danielle Dionne
    • , Mei Zhang
    • , Raktima Raychowdhury
    • , Wendy S. Garrett
    • , Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen
    • , Hai Ning Shi
    • , Omer Yilmaz
    • , Ramnik J. Xavier
    •  & Aviv Regev
    Nature 551, 333–339
  • Research | | open

    Germline mutations in homologous recombination (HR) DNA repair genes are linked to breast and ovarian cancer. Here, the authors show that mutually exclusive bi-allelic inactivation of HR genes are present in other cancer types and associated with genomic features of HR deficiency, expanding the potential use of HR-directed therapies.

    • Nadeem Riaz
    • , Pedro Blecua
    • , Raymond S. Lim
    • , Ronglai Shen
    • , Daniel S. Higginson
    • , Nils Weinhold
    • , Larry Norton
    • , Britta Weigelt
    • , Simon N. Powell
    •  & Jorge S. Reis-Filho
  • Research | | open

    The Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI) community initiative presents results from its first challenge, a rigorous benchmarking of software for metagenome assembly, binning and taxonomic profiling.

    • Alexander Sczyrba
    • , Peter Hofmann
    • , Peter Belmann
    • , David Koslicki
    • , Stefan Janssen
    • , Johannes Dröge
    • , Ivan Gregor
    • , Stephan Majda
    • , Jessika Fiedler
    • , Eik Dahms
    • , Andreas Bremges
    • , Adrian Fritz
    • , Ruben Garrido-Oter
    • , Tue Sparholt Jørgensen
    • , Nicole Shapiro
    • , Philip D Blood
    • , Alexey Gurevich
    • , Yang Bai
    • , Dmitrij Turaev
    • , Matthew Z DeMaere
    • , Rayan Chikhi
    • , Niranjan Nagarajan
    • , Christopher Quince
    • , Fernando Meyer
    • , Monika Balvočiūtė
    • , Lars Hestbjerg Hansen
    • , Søren J Sørensen
    • , Burton K H Chia
    • , Bertrand Denis
    • , Jeff L Froula
    • , Zhong Wang
    • , Robert Egan
    • , Dongwan Don Kang
    • , Jeffrey J Cook
    • , Charles Deltel
    • , Michael Beckstette
    • , Claire Lemaitre
    • , Pierre Peterlongo
    • , Guillaume Rizk
    • , Dominique Lavenier
    • , Yu-Wei Wu
    • , Steven W Singer
    • , Chirag Jain
    • , Marc Strous
    • , Heiner Klingenberg
    • , Peter Meinicke
    • , Michael D Barton
    • , Thomas Lingner
    • , Hsin-Hung Lin
    • , Yu-Chieh Liao
    • , Genivaldo Gueiros Z Silva
    • , Daniel A Cuevas
    • , Robert A Edwards
    • , Surya Saha
    • , Vitor C Piro
    • , Bernhard Y Renard
    • , Mihai Pop
    • , Hans-Peter Klenk
    • , Markus Göker
    • , Nikos C Kyrpides
    • , Tanja Woyke
    • , Julia A Vorholt
    • , Paul Schulze-Lefert
    • , Edward M Rubin
    • , Aaron E Darling
    • , Thomas Rattei
    •  & Alice C McHardy
    Nature Methods 14, 1063–1071

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