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The data from Web of Microbes are represented by three dimensions:

‘Environment’ is the starting metabolite pool that is transformed by the organism(s) and may include anything from synthetic mixtures of metabolites, rich medias, plant exudates, microbial extracts, soil extracts, plant materials, etc.

‘Metabolite’ includes organic compounds that can be accurately identified and measured in comparison of control and transformed environments.


‘Organism’ is the transforming agent that results in the increase or decrease of metabolites within an environment and may be a monoculture or consortia of organisms (plants, bacterial isolates, native microbial communities from soil, etc.)