Profile entire microbial communities in complex environmental samples

Environmental Metagenomics

Environmental metagenomics is the study of organisms in a microbial community based on analyzing the DNA within an environmental sample.

Examples include profiling microbial populations in water samples taken from deep ocean vents or in soil samples from human-made environments like active mineral mines. Environmental metagenomics study data are used for agricultural microbiome analysis, ecological remediation, or other biological investigations.

Environmental Metagenomics

Environmental metagenomics as a field was extremely limited prior to the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS). NGS provides researchers the capability to profile entire microbial communities from complex samples, discover new organisms, and explore the dynamic nature of microbial populations under changing conditions.

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Researching microbial symbiosis
Researching microbial symbiosis

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers explore a microbe-cycling hypothesis with tree sloths and paired-end 16S amplicon sequencing.

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Lessons from the H3MP Project

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Metagenomic Analysis of Environmental Water Samples

Shotgun metagenomic sequencing with the NextSeq 500 System provides insight into microbial responses to environmental changes in a water reservoir.

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Metagenomics of Wine and Cheese Facilities
Metagenomics of Wine and Cheese Facilities

Researchers use NGS to identify and understand the constellation of microbes that deliver flavor to cheese and wine.

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De Novo Genome Assembly

Our novel algorithmic approaches and data analysis solutions allow rapid, accurate de novo sequence assembly.

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Metagenomics to Map Ocean Biodiversity
Metagenomics to Map Ocean Biodiversity

An epic ocean expedition sequenced salt water samples from around the globe to survey plankton diversity in marine ecosystems.

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