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How 16S rRNA Can Be Used For Identification of Bacteria

In the realm of microbiology, accurately identifying bacterial species is crucial for understanding microbial communities, diagnosing infections, and guiding treatment strategies. Traditional methods of bacterial identification, such as culture-based techniques, have limitations in providing rapid and comprehensive identification, especially for clinically unidentifiable bacterial isolates.

Metatranscriptomics vs Metagenomics: Exploring the Difference

In the realm of microbiology, understanding the intricate workings of microbial communities has become a cornerstone of scientific inquiry. Two powerful tools, metatranscriptomics and metagenomics, have emerged as indispensable techniques for unravelling the complexities of microbial ecosystems. In this article, we delve into the nuances of these methodologies, exploring their differences, advantages, and applications.

Clinical Microbiomics Launches Advanced Long-Read 16S, ITS, 18S, Isolate, and Metagenomics Sequencing Services

Offering Unparalleled Resolution and Quality in Microbial Analysis Copenhagen, Denmark — April 23, 2024 — Clinical Microbiomics, a leader in microbiome analysis, announces the launch of its advanced long-read sequencing services. Tailored to meet the stringent requirements of academic, clinical, and industrial researchers, the expanded offerings deliver unmatched insights into microbial communities, featuring the industry’s...

Resilient Biotics Announces Collaboration with CosmosID for Advanced Microbiome Exploration of the Respiratory Tract

Durham, NC (March 21, 2024 ) – Resilient Biotics, a leading microbiome platform company with a pipeline of products for maintaining respiratory tract health, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with CosmosID, a renowned microbiome analytics company. This joint effort aims to explore the intricate microbiome strains that colonize the respiratory tract tissues, a...

Is 16S Sequencing RNA or DNA? Your Questions Answered

In the intricate world of microbiology and bacterial identification, 16S sequencing plays a pivotal role. But a common query often perplexes scientists and enthusiasts alike: Is 16S sequencing RNA or DNA?  This article will unravel the mysteries surrounding 16S sequencing, exploring its role in bacterial identification, the distinction between 16S rRNA and whole genome sequencing,...

A Guide To Microbial Growth Stages & Sequential Order

Microbial growth is a dynamic and intricate process crucial for the survival and proliferation of bacterial cells. Understanding the sequential order of microbial growth stages is fundamental for researchers, microbiologists, and anyone delving into the fascinating realm of microbiology.  In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the four stages of microbial growth—lag, exponential (log), stationary,...

IBS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease & the Microbiome

In this exploration, we delve into the fascinating connection between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and the intricate world of the human gut microbiome.  What is the link between these functional gastrointestinal disorders and the microbiome? How does the microbiome and gut flora contribute to the development, management, and treatment of IBS...

The Connection Between Celiac Disease & the Microbiome

Celiac Disease, an autoimmune intestinal disorder affecting an estimated 1% of the population, is characterized by the body’s inappropriate response to gluten resulting in damage to the small intestine. Symptoms range widely, from gastrointestinal distress to nutritional deficiencies, and the only current treatment is a rigorous, lifelong gluten-free diet. The microbiome, on the other hand,...

Illumina Sequencing: Process & Advantages Explained

In the world of genomics, and particularly genomics sequencing, few technologies have had greater impact than that of Illumina Sequencing (also known as a technique called Sequencing by Synthesis (SBS)). By successfully implementing massively parallel sequencing, Illumina Sequencing increased the throughput of genomics sequencing exponentially, propelling the field of genomics into an era of increased...