Custom Microbial DNA qPCR Arrays

For real-time PCR-based, customized microbial identification or profiling

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Custom Microbial DNA qPCR Arrays (Additional Plates)

Cat. No. / ID: 330162

Additional Custom Microbial DNA qPCR Array plates, available at time of initial order
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Custom Microbial DNA qPCR Arrays (Additional Plates)
Custom Microbial DNA qPCR Arrays
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Custom Microbial DNA qPCR Arrays are intended for molecular biology applications. These products are not intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease.
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Features

  • Enables profiling of a customized panel of microbial genes or species
  • Contains highly sensitive and specific Microbial DNA qPCR Assays
  • A variety of plate layouts available to suit your research needs
  • Create your custom plate with our easy-to-use online custom array builder

Product Details

The Custom Microbial DNA qPCR Arrays are ready-to-use 96- and 384-well plates containing user-selected microbial DNA qPCR Assays for detecting microbial species or microbial genes for your particular need. Master Mix is provided with the arrays.

For designing and ordering a Custom Microbial DNA qPCR Array, please go to the custom panel builder in GeneGlobe.

Need a quote for your research project or would you like to discuss your project with our specialist team? Just contact us!

Performance

Linearity and dynamic range
Microbial DNA qPCR Assays display linear amplification across a dynamic range from 10 to 106 copies of DNA template (see figure,  Linearity and sensitivity of Microbial DNA qPCR Assays).
Lower limit of quantification (LLOQ)
The LLOQ is the lowest concentration of template that still falls into the linear range of the standard curve (see figure,  Limit of detection versus lower limit of quantification). Across all Microbial DNA qPCR Assays, 93% have an LLOQ of <100 gene copies (see figure,  The LLOQ for all Microbial DNA qPCR Assays reveals high sensitivity). 92% of microbial identification assays meet this LLOQ, as do 95% of virulence gene assays and 97% of antibiotic resistance gene assays (see figures,  The LLOQ for microbial identification Microbial DNA qPCR Assays reveals high sensitivity,  The LLOQ for virulence factor gene detection Microbial DNA qPCR Assays reveals high sensitivity, and  The LLOQ for antibiotic resistance gene detection Microbial DNA qPCR Assays reveals high sensitivity).
Specificity
Each Microbial DNA qPCR Assay is stringently tested to ensure that it detects only one target species or gene (see figure,  Microbial DNA qPCR Assays are highly specific). For assays that do detect more than one target, a list of detected targets and in silico predictions is included on the product sheet.
This specificity is maintained even when samples have high species complexity, such as in stool, sputum, and plaque (see figure,  Microbial DNA qPCR Assays display high sensitivity even in complex metagenomic samples), and is verifiable by sequencing methods (see figure,  Specificity of the Antibiotic Resistance Genes Microbial DNA qPCR Array is confirmed by pyrosequencing).
Reproducibility
Microbial DNA qPCR Assays are highly reproducible, both in intra- and inter-individual variability tests (see figure,  Microbial DNA qPCR Arrays generate reliably reproducible results).
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Principle

Microbial DNA qPCR Assays are designed to detect bacterial 16S rRNA gene and fungal ribosomal rRNA gene sequences for species identification, as well as virulence factor genes and antibiotic resistance genes using PCR amplification primers and hydrolysis probe-based detection.

Design your own 96- or 384-well microbial DNA assay plate from our selection of predesigned Microbial DNA qPCR Assays. Choose a fully flexible plate layout or select from several convenient predefined layouts. Use our easy-to-use online plate configurator to position the predesigned Microbial DNA qPCR Assays of interest into your plate. The arrays will be delivered ready-to-use, with one single assay per well, sufficient for a 20 µl reaction volume. The Master Mix is provided with the arrays.

The table below displays the many different plate layout combinations available for each plate format. Select the plate layout that suits your needs; for example, configure a 96-well plate with 48 assays to be used with 2 samples, or a 96-well plate with 12 assays to be tested with 8 samples.

We highly recommend that you include controls on each Custom Microbial DNA qPCR Array. Controls are available for testing for the presence of fungal DNA, bacterial DNA and host genomic DNA and for assessing the success of the PCR reaction, so you can be confident in the results.

Plate format Assays x samples per plate Plate pack size (minimum)

96-well plate

or

Rotor-Disc 100

8 assays x 12 samples 12 plates
12 assays x 8 samples
16 assays x 6 samples
32 assays x 3 samples 24 plates
48 assays x 2 samples
96 assays x 1 samples

384-well plate

8 assays x 48 samples 6 plates
12 assays x 32 samples
16 assays x 24 samples
24 assays x 16 samples 6 plates
32 assays x 12 samples
48 assays x 8 samples
64 assays x 6 samples
96 assays x 4 samples
128 assays x 3 samples
192 assays x 2 samples 24 plates
384 assays x 1 samples

Procedure

The Microbial DNA qPCR Array procedure is simple and can be carried out in any laboratory with a real-time PCR instrument. DNA is isolated using the QIAamp kit that is suited for the sample type, and then mixed with the appropriate Microbial qPCR Mastermix. The mixture is aliquotted across the array plate, and real-time PCR is performed to obtain the raw CT values for each assay. The complimentary data analysis software is then used to profile genes or species in the sample.

Applications

Custom Microbial DNA qPCR Arrays are highly suited for the rapid and accurate profiling of a custom panel of microbial species, virulence factor genes, or antibiotic resistance genes. For example, a microbial species identification panel assembled by our experts was used to explore the underlying causes of bacterial vaginosis (see figures,  The Vaginal Flora Microbial DNA qPCR Array provides accurate profiling for cervical swab samples and  Vaginal samples positive for Gardnerella vaginalis also show changes in commensal and bacterial vaginosis-related microbes compared to healthy samples), while a panel for antibiotic resistance genes identified these genes in samples from the gut or from sewage (see figures,  The Microbial DNA qPCR Array screens gut microbiota for the presence of antibiotic resistance genes and  The Antibiotic Resistance Genes Microbial DNA qPCR Array identified antibiotic resistance genes in sewage samples).
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Supporting data and figures

Resources

Safety Data Sheets (1)