FindingPheno utilises existing data sets to develop our models. We begin with integrated data, i.e. host and microbiome samples collected together under commercially relevant experimental conditions from chickens, salmon and maize. We then demonstrate the resulting tools against more heterogeneous public data collections for tomatoes and bees, refining our performance against real world applications.
The project's end goal is to find true drivers of phenotype in food production systems to unlock the full potential of microbiome interventions for health and sustainability.
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