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Automated solutions to standardize your microbiome workflow
Sample preparation is a significant factor in determining the success of every microbiome workflow and its reproducibility. Variations in nucleic acid quality, like degradation, concentration, or presence of contaminants, can impact your results and their interpretation. Extraction of nucleic acids by different users allows for increased chances of error due to multiple manual interventions. This further leads to irregularities in the research outcome. Automating the extraction of nucleic acids is one way to ensure reproducibility. Learn more about QIAGEN’s automated solutions for standardized and reproducible sample processing.
What is the microbiome?
The microbiome is the community of microorganisms (bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses and eukaryotes) that can be found inside and on the human and animal body, as well as on plants and in the environment.
What is metagenomics?
Metagenomics, also known as community genomics, is the genetic analysis of microbial communities contained in natural living environments. It enables the analysis of the microbial diversity and ecology of a specific environment. Metagenomics provides scientists with a means to study microbes which cannot be cultured and enables them to better capture the extraordinary diversity present within microbial communities. This is achieved by Next-Generation Sequencing techniques with the ability to analyse thousands of samples in parallel. Scientists can then gain valuable insights to better understand both our own physiology and the systems of the world we live in.