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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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Featured Microbial Genomics Research Stories

 
NGS is Revealing the Mysterious World of Microbes
NGS is Revealing the Mysterious World of Microbes

Researchers are investigating the genomes of microbes to improve our understanding of human health, disease, and microbial evolution.

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Sailing the Seven Seas for an Epic Plankton Study
Sailing the Seven Seas for an Epic Plankton Study

The Tara research schooner carried scientists on a four-year expedition, gathering water samples for imaging and sequencing to study plankton diversity and assess the impact of climate change on ocean ecology.

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The Fight Against Ebola
Arming the Outposts in The Fight Against Ebola

In 2014, the world’s eyes were pointed toward West Africa, where an Ebola outbreak was claiming the lives of thousands of people, including caregivers and laboratory workers.

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In Hot Water with Extremophiles

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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