Gain critical genetic insight into bacteria and viruses with Illumina technology and informatics for microbial genomics. Whether you are performing metagenomics studies, or monitoring disease outbreaks, Illumina’s broad base of applications and industry-leading data quality will help you discover answers, faster and more efficiently than you ever thought possible.
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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has been instrumental in advancing microbiology research. With NGS, you can measure changes anywhere in the genome without prior knowledge, which is critical for unculturable organisms. Single-base resolution allows tracking of microbial adaptation over short periods of time, both in the laboratory and in the environment.
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From amplicons to metagenomes, we have a sequencing solution for you. With thousands of peer-reviewed publications, see what’s possible when microbial genomics is powered by next-generation sequencing.
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Next-generation sequencing is a powerful tool for infectious disease surveillance and monitoring. By evaluating microbial and viral genome mutations, scientists can monitor changes in virulence or resistance genes, and rapidly determine outbreak origins and transmission.
Tracking Pathogenic Changes
Get an introduction to the emerging field of genomic epidemiology, as Dr. Jennifer Gardy discusses how NGS was used to reconstruct outbreaks of tuberculosis in British Columbia, Canada.
Get an overview of basic concepts behind next-generation sequencing (NGS).
Learn how you can get genus-level identification of complex microbial populations with our demonstrated protocol for MiSeq.
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