Metagenomics vs Genomics - What's the difference?

metagenomics | genomics | Derived terms |

Metagenomics is a derived term of genomics.


In context|genetics|lang=en terms the difference between metagenomics and genomics

is that metagenomics is (genetics) the study of genomes recovered from environmental samples; especially the differentiation of genomes from multiple organisms or individuals, either in a symbiotic relationship, or at a crime scene while genomics is (genetics) the study of the complete genome of an organism.

As nouns the difference between metagenomics and genomics

is that metagenomics is (genetics) the study of genomes recovered from environmental samples; especially the differentiation of genomes from multiple organisms or individuals, either in a symbiotic relationship, or at a crime scene while genomics is (genetics) the study of the complete genome of an organism.

metagenomics

Noun

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  • (genetics) The study of genomes recovered from environmental samples; especially the differentiation of genomes from multiple organisms or individuals, either in a symbiotic relationship, or at a crime scene.
  • genomics

    Noun

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  • (genetics) The study of the complete genome of an organism
  • Derived terms

    * glycogenomics * metagenomics * pharmacogenomics