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Microbial Genomics

Characterize un-culturable organisms. Discover entirely new viruses. Develop new strategies to control outbreaks. Monitor host-pathogen interactions.

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is opening new doors in microbial genomics, revealing fresh insight into how microbes impact humans and the environment.

  • See how  NGS enables a broad range of microbial  studies. View Video.
  • Explore how Dr. Jennifer Gardy is using NGS to provide new clues to help prevent and control disease outbreaks. Read Article (PDF).
  • Learn how Dr. Ramunas Stepanauskas uses single-cell sequencing on Illumina systems to uncover hidden diversity and biogeographic variability in marine microorganisms. Read Case Study (PDF).

Through the power and high resolution of Illumina technology, you can now understand the genetic makeup of organisms that were previously impossible to study—helping you examine microbial biological functions, track genetic changes, rapidly respond to outbreaks, monitor food sources, and more.

See the bigger picture by examining the smallest details in the tiniest organisms with NGS. Learn more about how NGS can change your approach to microbiology.
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Beginner's Guide to Next-Generation Sequencing

Considering bringing next-generation sequencing to your lab, but unsure where to start? These resources cover key topics in NGS and are designed to help you plan your first experiment.

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Beginner's Guide to Next-Generation Sequencing
What Nobel Laureate, Frances Arnold, Wants Future STEM Leaders to Know
What Nobel Laureate, Frances Arnold, Wants Future STEM Leaders to Know

From Genomics to STEM Education, the Modern-Day Darwin Leaves No Topic Unturned

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Seeking the Source of Bacterial Drug Resistance
Seeking the Source of Bacterial Drug Resistance

A targeted deep sequencing assay identifies multidrug-resistant tuberculosis strains responsible for silent outbreaks.

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Earth BioGenome Project Builds Foundation to Sequence Life
Earth BioGenome Project Builds Foundation to Sequence Life

Illumina to contribute complementary short-read data

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iSeq 100 System

The iSeq 100 System makes next-generation sequencing easier and more affordable than ever.

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NovaSeq Xp Workflow

The NovaSeq Xp workflow enables labs to load libraries directly into each lane of a NovaSeq 6000 System flow cell, without additional instrumentation.

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NovaSeq Reagent Kits

Reagent kits for the NovaSeq 6000 System provide ready-to-use cartridge-based reagents for cluster generation and SBS.

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Dr Brian Hedlund uses genomics to study the microbes that populate hot springs. He is discovering new classes of organisms, learning how to culture microbes that would not have been culturable without genomic information, and learning new insights about microbial life.

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In Hot Water with Extremophiles
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Comprehensive Microbiology Solutions
Comprehensive Microbiology Solutions

Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) offerings for microbiology.

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MiSeq, 16S rRNA Sequencing and the American Gut Project
The MiSeq System and the American Gut Project

This "citizen science" project uses NGS to help people examine their own microbiomes.

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Overview: NGS for Microbiology
Overview: NGS for Microbiology

View an introduction to NGS and its applications for microbiology.

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Library Prep and Array Kit Selector
Library Prep and Array Kit Selector

Find the right sequencing library prep kit or microarray for your needs. Compare similar kits or view further details.

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Automated Methods for Metagenomic Analyses
Automated Methods for Metagenomic Analyses

Dr Russ Carmical discusses the benefits of using automated 16S rRNA and whole-genome sequencing methods for microbial genomics.

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New Technologies for Microbial Genomics
New Technologies for Microbial Genomics

Deep sequencing on the MiSeq System enables researchers to study HIV tropism and how it changes during infection.

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