Yersinia pestis in the age of big data

Ruifu Yang, Vladimir L. Motin

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As omics-driven technologies developed rapidly, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and other omics-based data have been accumulated in unprecedented speed. Omics-driven big data in biology have changed our way of research. "Big science" has promoted our understanding of biology in a holistic overview that is impossibly achieved by traditional hypothesis-driven research. In this chapter, we gave an overview of omics-driven research on Y. pestis, provided a way of thinking on Yersinia pestis research in the age of big data, and made some suggestions to integrate omics-based data for systems understanding of Y. pestis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages16
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019


  • Big data
  • Omics-driven research
  • Yersinia pestis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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