Gain key insights into bacteria and viruses with microbial sequencing

From metagenomics studies to monitoring disease outbreaks, NGS helps you discover answers faster

Microbial Sequencing Methods

Gain critical genetic insight into bacteria and viruses with microbial sequencing. Whether you are performing metagenomics studies, or monitoring disease outbreaks, our broad base of microbial next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods will help you discover answers, faster and more efficiently than you ever thought possible.

User-friendly reagents and software allow you move seamlessly though the sequencing workflow, from sample preparation to biological interpretation of data. Learn more about a variety of microbial sequencing methods below.

16S and ITS rRNA Sequencing

16S and Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) ribosomal RNA (rRNA) sequencing are common amplicon sequencing methods used to identify and compare bacteria or fungi present within a given sample, and can identify strains that may not be found using traditional methods.

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Shotgun Metagenomics

With the ability to combine many microbial sequencing samples in a single run and obtain high sequence coverage per sample, shotgun metagenomic sequencing can detect very low abundance members of the microbial community that may be missed with other methods.

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Microbial Transcriptome Analysis

Unlike hybridization-based methods such as microarrays, microbial RNA sequencing enables unbiased strand-specific identification of common and novel transcripts.

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Whole-Genome Microbial Sequencing

NGS-based whole-genome sequencing (WGS) allows microbiology researchers to sequence hundreds of organisms with the power of multiplexing. Unlike traditional methods, no labor-intensive cloning steps are needed.

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The Time is Now for Microbiome Studies
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Whole-genome shotgun sequencing and transcriptomics provide researchers and pharmaceutical companies with data to refine drug discovery and development.


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Ebola Virus Sequencing

Illumina sequencing enables microbial researchers to track Ebola outbreaks and understand the impact of the virus’s rapid mutation rate.

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Explore Resources & Tools for New Users

We offer training and everything else for your workflow, from start to finish. From learning about our technology to making sense of your data, purchasing what you need, and getting support, we'll set you up for success.

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NGS-Based Microbial Sequencing
NGS-Based Microbial Sequencing

View an introduction to next-generation sequencing (NGS) and its applications for microbiology.

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Viral Sequencing Research Review
Viral Sequencing Research Review

Read highlights from recent publications that demonstrate the use of Illumina sequencing technologies in virology.

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Microbial Genomics Overview Brochure
Microbial Genomics Overview Brochure

Empowering microbial genomics with powerful bionformatic tools.

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NGS Workflows for Microbiology

Find out about comprehensive sequencing workflow solutions to profile microbial populations, their evolution and function.

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