Zymo Research offers the most comprehensive services for 16S rRNA and shotgun sequencing from any sample type
ZymoBIOMICS™ Services are validated using the ZymoBIOMICS™ Microbial Community Standards for unbiased, publication-quality data
Services include low-bioburden processing and accurate DNA/RNA isolation using the ZymoBIOMICS™ product line for the most accurate taxonomic profiling
Why consider a Next-Gen Sequencing approach to analyze microbial communities? Because many microbes can't be cultured and are missed using conventional analysis techniques.
Using Next-Gen Sequencing it is possible accurately assess entire microbial communities (microbiomes) using targeted (16S rRNA gene) or whole genome sequencing without the need for culturing.
Molecular biology is currently being revolutionized by whole-genome sequencing of individual microorganisms, as well as entire microbial communities (microbiomes), a field known as metagenomics. With direct access to the genomes of microorganisms in their natural habitat, metagenomics has been applied in environmental studies as well as biomarker research and has opened a new era in the study of microbial diversity.
Zymo Research offers state-of-the-art pipelines for sample collection, nucleic acid isolation, and library preparation for superior quality sequencing and analysis. The entire workflow is validated using the ZymoBIOMICS™ Microbial Community Standards and provides non-biased analysis.