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An efficient and scalable top-down method for predicting structures of microbial communities

Ansari, AF and Reddy, YBS and Raut, J and Dixit, NM (2021) An efficient and scalable top-down method for predicting structures of microbial communities. In: Nature Computational Science, 1 (9). pp. 619-628.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/s43588-021-00131-x


Modern applications involving multispecies microbial communities rely on the ability to predict structures of such communities in defined environments. The structures depend on pairwise and high-order interactions between species. To unravel these interactions, classical bottom-up approaches examine all possible species subcommunities. Such approaches are not scalable as the number of subcommunities grows exponentially with the number of species, n. Here we present a top-down method wherein the number of subcommunities to be examined grows linearly with n, drastically reducing experimental effort. The method uses steady-state data from leave-one-out subcommunities and mathematical modeling to infer effective pairwise interactions and predict community structures. The accuracy of the method increases with n, making it suitable for large communities. We established the method in silico and validated it against a five-species community from literature and an eight-species community cultured in vitro. Our method offers an efficient and scalable tool for predicting microbial community structures. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature America, Inc.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Nature Computational Science
Publisher: Springer Nature
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Springer Nature
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2022 11:58
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2022 11:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/71602

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