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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.

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 amplicon sequencing, exploring its role in bacterial identification, the distinction between 16S rRNA and whole genome sequencing,...

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...

How Do You Sequence a Microbiome? 5 Steps Explained

Throughout the years, microbiology has continuously pushed the limits to test for, detect, and measure the microbes found in various environments. However, as the questions surrounding microbiology, and the role microbes play in various aspects of life, the methods in which microbes are tested for and measured needed to improve. One of these questions that...

5 Key Benefits of Amplicon Sequencing

Amplicon sequencing has been an integral methodology for microbiologists and microbiome researchers for decades; enabling the generation of whole community analysis of bacteria or fungi in any complex sample.  By amplifying conserved variable regions of either the 16S gene or ITS gene, microbial communities can be differentiated and measured with high sensitivity at relatively low...

Microbiome Targeted Sequencing: Definition and How It Works

Have you heard of microbiome targeted sequencing? It’s a powerful tool for understanding the world around us, and it is becoming increasingly popular in the medical community. Microbiome targeted sequencing is a process that uses DNA sequencing to identify specific microbial communities in different environments. By targeting these microorganisms, scientists can better understand how they...